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Government Code - GOV

TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )
  

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

CHAPTER 6. Attorney General [12500 - 12661]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )
  

ARTICLE 2. General Powers and Duties [12510 - 12532]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

  
12525.2.  

(a) Beginning January 1, 2017, each law enforcement agency shall annually furnish to the Department of Justice, in a manner defined and prescribed by the Attorney General, a report of all instances when a peace officer employed by that agency is involved in any of the following:

(1) An incident involving the shooting of a civilian by a peace officer.

(2) An incident involving the shooting of a peace officer by a civilian.

(3) An incident in which the use of force by a peace officer against a civilian results in serious bodily injury or death.

(4) An incident in which use of force by a civilian against a peace officer results in serious bodily injury or death.

(b) For each incident reported under subdivision (a), the information reported to the Department of Justice shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) The gender, race, and age of each individual who was shot, injured, or killed.

(2) The date, time, and location of the incident.

(3) Whether the civilian was armed, and, if so, the type of weapon.

(4) The type of force used against the officer, the civilian, or both, including the types of weapons used.

(5) The number of officers involved in the incident.

(6) The number of civilians involved in the incident.

(7) A brief description regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident, which may include the nature of injuries to officers and civilians and perceptions on behavior or mental disorders.

(c) Each year, the Department of Justice shall include a summary of information contained in the reports received pursuant to subdivision (a) through the department’s OpenJustice Web portal pursuant to Section 13010 of the Penal Code. This information shall be classified according to the reporting law enforcement jurisdiction. In cases involving a peace officer who is injured or killed, the report shall list the officer’s employing jurisdiction and the jurisdiction where the injury or death occurred, if they are not the same. This subdivision does not authorize the release to the public of the badge number or other unique identifying information of the peace officer involved.

(d) For purposes of this section, “serious bodily injury” means a bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 418, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2017.)