PORAC President Elect Brian Marvel taking the oath of office for the RIPA Board. Second picture is Brian with Co-Chairs Pastor Ben McBride and Chief Ed Medrano along with Nancy Beninati from DOJ. Read More
Harvey Relief – Assist the Officer is currently accepting donations to aid Houston area law enforcement officers who have suffered from the severe flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Read More
Colin Kaepernick sat down this weekend, something he has been doing with greater consistency since his breakout season. Mr. Kaepernick made headlines this time because he chose to take a seat during the playing of our national anthem. His protest was non-violent and completely within his rights, and we would protect him from those who […] Read More
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
AB 1135 (Levine) – Firearms: assault weapons.
This bill redefines “assault weapon” to include a firearm with a detachable magazine that can be removed readily with the use of a tool.
This bill requires that owners of these newly defined “assault weapons,” prior to January 1, 2017, to register the firearm online at DOJ. There will be a fee of up to, but no more than, $15 to register the firearm. Read More
ROBERT WEXLER Partner Rains Lucia Stern, PC In 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 646, which extended the provisions in the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) for impasse resolution through advisory fact-finding to recognized public employee organizations. It left unanswered, however, the question of whether these fact-finding provisions applied to impasses over any […] Read More
The annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol is an opportunity for PORAC’s leadership to meet and strategize with decision makers who support law enforcement issues and work on legislation important to PORAC and its members. [shareprints gallery_id=”4945″ gallery_type=”blog” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”4″ theme=”light” image_hover=”popout” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”] Read More
On May 1 and 2, officers, families and law enforcement supporters from across the state gathered at the Capitol in Sacramento for the 40th annual California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. The solemn and moving event honored the four officrs killed in the line of duty in 2015 (plus one from a prior year), as well […] Read More
Friedrichs v. CTA and the Assault on Public Sector Unions in the Courts ROBERT BONSALL Partner Beeson Tayer & Bodine Corporate Counsel PORAC STEPHANIE PLATENKAMP Associate Beeson Tayer & Bodine On March 29, 2016, the United States Supreme Court handed down a one-sentence decision in the most anticipated and important union-related case in decades, […] Read More
MICHAEL WILLIAMSON, ESQ. Attorney Stone Busailah, LLP In a lesson to be learned on just why an officer might not want to be supervised by a sergeant he had previously complained about, and who was disciplined as a result of that complaint, our client, a Carlsbad police detective with more than 18 years’ experience […] Read More
ALISON BERRY WILKINSON Principal Attorney Berry Wilkinson Law Group In an effort to avoid having to reinstate Santino “Sonny” Lopez after he successfully defeated his 2010 disciplinary termination, the Grover Beach Police Department ordered that he submit to a psychological fitness-for-duty examination before its handpicked “independent” expert. The finding from that retaliatory examination has […] Read More
On behalf of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (“PORAC”), the
nation’s largest statewide public safety association, representing over 66,000 members in
California and Nevada, I write to oppose H.R. 699, the “the Email Privacy Act,” which seeks to
update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) for the digital age.
PORAC supports reforming ECPA and acknowledges the need for renewing this
outdated law, but H.R. 699 is not the answer. The ability to access electronic communications is
critical for law enforcement to ensure public safety efficiently and effectively. As written, H.R.
699 places an undue burden on law enforcement’s ability to gather digital evidence, providing Read More
PORAC Member Spotlight San Bernardino Police Officers Association Incorporated in 1953, the same year as PORAC, the San Bernardino Police Officers Association (SBPOA) represents almost 200 members of the San Bernardino Police Department in the ranks of officer, detective and sergeant. Originally formed as a benevolent and social organization, the association evolved over time and […] Read More
SAN FRANCISCO>> Four San Francisco police officers did not use excessive force in 2014 when they shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a stun gun at them that they mistook for a pistol, a federal jury found Thursday in a lawsuit filed by the man’s family.
The eight-member jury decided that the officers had not violated the constitutional rights of Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, a 27-year-old City College of San Francisco student and security guard, when they fired multiple shots at him in Bernal Heights Park. Read More
2016 Election Year Update New PAC Reporting and Disclaimer Requirements By Diane M. Fishburn, Lacey E. Keys and Emily A. Andrews Olson, Hagel & Fishburn LLP Time for a PAC Checkup! As we begin to move swiftly through an election year, it is an opportune time to pause for a moment to give your […] Read More
April 5–6 | Reno, Nevada Symposium Topics: Incidents and Issues Affecting the Environment for Law Enforcement Ferguson Debrief The events in Ferguson, Missouri, will forever change policing in the United States. Former CPOA President Rick Braziel has worked in Ferguson and St. Louis County for the past year as part of the team that […] Read More
Ron Martinelli, PH.D., CMI-V Forensic Crimonologist/Certified Medical Investigator On a hot July day, fire and police are called to the home of a 55-year-old man suffering from heat stroke. Police arrive first and find the man sitting on a bench in his front yard. When the officers approach the man and ask him to give […] Read More
he 2016 PORAC Symposium will be held at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada. We will have a series of experts in varying fields. They will be providing input on issues that effect PORAC membership and law enforcement now, and in the near and distant future. For the latest registration and event details Read More
The beautiful bronze and granite California Peace Officers’ Memorial located on State Capitol grounds in Sacramento contains the names of more than 1,500 courageous peace officers who have laid down their lives in the line of duty protecting and serving their fellow Californians. Tragically, every year more names are added. You can help the CPOMF… Read More
Amy Brown, legislative advocate and editor/publisher of the Public Retirement Journal and the PERS Public Agency Coalition Alert, chats with California City News’, Mike Madrid, about the ever-changing beast that is the pension. Click here to listen. Read More
Sacramento, CA – The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) represents over 67,000 public safety members in over 910 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
As a career cop, and as the President of PORAC, I join other law enforcement officers around the country in condemning the terribly irresponsible comments by film director Quentin Tarantino. Read More