No. S093628.

124 Cal.Rptr.2d 202 (2002)

29 Cal.4th 1

52 P.3d 129

CITY OF LOS ANGELES, Petitioner, v. The SUPERIOR COURT of Los Angeles County, Respondent; Jeremy Brandon, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of California.

August 26, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James K. Hahn and Rockard J. Delgadillo, City Attorneys, Cecil W. Marr, Assistant City Attorney, and Julie S. Raffish, Deputy City Attorney, for Petitioner.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Laura Whitcomb Halgren and Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorneys General, for the Attorney General of the State of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner.

Mastagni, Holstedt, Chiurazzi & Amick, Christopher W. Miller, and David P. Mastagni, Sacramento, for Peace Officers Research Association of California Legal Defense Fund and Peace Officers Research Association of California as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioner.

Diane Marchant, Los Angeles, for Los Angeles Police Protective League as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner.

Jones & Mayer and Paul R. Coble, Long Beach, for California State Sheriffs' Association, California Police Chiefs' Association and California Peace Officers' Association as Amici Curiae on behalf of Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent.

Richard Leonard for Real Party in Interest.

Michael P. Judge, Public Defender, Albert J. Menaster and Mark G. Harvis, Deputy Public Defenders, for Los Angeles County Public Defender as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.


Defendant Jeremy Brandon, who was charged with sexually molesting a seven-year-old boy, sought discovery of certain information in the personnel records of the two arresting officers. The trial court reviewed the materials in chambers and, as relevant here, ordered the disclosure of a citizen complaint filed against one of the officers 10 years before the arrest in this case. Although Evidence Code section...

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