ACLU considers lawsuit to stop police from withholding the names of officers in shootings

In most California cities, when a police officer kills somebody, the police department withholds the officer’s name from the public. If an ordinary citizen kills somebody, the suspect’s name is released. The double standard may not be legal, however. The Chronicle reported this morning that the ACLU of Northern California is considering a lawsuit over the practice. The ACLU filed a public records request with BART seeking the name of the officer who shot a man at the San Francisco

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