No. G058257.

53 Cal.App.5th 1073 (2020)

268 Cal. Rptr. 3d 248

RUBEN LONA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. CITY OF FULLERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

August 24, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The Connie Rice Institute for Urban Peace and Sean Garcia-Leys for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Peter Bibring and Melanie Penny Ochoa for American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Jones & Mayer and Gregory P. Palmer for Defendant and Respondent.


Ruben Lona is an admitted former member of a criminal street gang who claims he left his gang in 2016. In 2018, invoking the procedure in Penal Code1 section 186.34, Lona asked the City of Fullerton Police Department (the Department) to remove his name from a shared gang database...

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