On appeal, the Court of Appeals of California, 4th Appellate District, Division 2, found that Cal. Penal Code §§ 832.5 - 832.3, which created an evidentiary privilege for internal affairs investigations requiring those requesting such documents to show good cause. The Court found this privilege to be implicit in the PRA, and since the newspaper hadn't shown good cause, the Court reversed the trial court's order to disclose the records. See: City of Hemet v. Superior Court of Riverside County, et al., 37 Cal.App.4th 1411; 44 Cal.Rptr.2d 532 (1995).
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City of Hemet v. Superior Court of Riverside County
|Cite||37 Cal.App.4th 1411; 44 Cal.Rptr.2d 532 (1995)|
|Level||State Court of Appeals|