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Cunningham introduces bill to allow greater access to officer records

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 07, 2020

A lawmaker from San Luis Obispo has introduced a bill that would allow public access to records regarding officer-involved sexual assaults.

The legislation was inspired by the investigation into former Paso Robles Police Officer Christopher McGuire who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman multiple times.

A loophole in a current police transparency bill allows officers to resign before the investigation is finished, keeping the records confidential.

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham's bill would close this loophole.

Cunningham says he introduced AB 1599 after Central Coast media outlets, including KSBY News, were denied McGuire's records.