What happens today could set the stage for the November general election, and impact the future of Santa Ana politics. If voters want Iglesias out, they’ll have three different replacement candidates, all backed by different people, to choose from.
The Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs has apparently given up on its lawsuit seeking to prevent the public release of deputy misconduct records, a day after OC Superior Court Judge Nathan Scott rejected all of their court arguments against implementation of a new state law, SB 1421, which would allow the public to review select misconduct records about use of force incidents, sexual assaults on members of the public or lying while on duty. A media coalition, led by Voice of OC and including the Los Angeles Times and Southern California Public Radio, successfully went to court last month to oppose the deputy union effort.
LA Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff is today expected to finalize a tentative ruling against an LA Deputy Sheriff union arguments attempting to block implementation of SB1421, which opens up select police misconduct records for public review. Orange County Superior Court Judge Nathan Scott is expected to rule soon on the same issue here involving a bid by the local deputies union to block public access to similar records. A Voice of OC-led media coalition is opposing that effort in court.