Calif. city council to reject access to police records


By John Woolfolk
San Jose Mercury News

CALIFORNIA — San Jose's Sunshine Reform Task Force, formed three years ago in the heat of a mayoral race in which open-government reform became a defining issue, has called for the City Council to adopt some of the state's most far-reaching public access policies for police records.

But the council Tuesday is expected to largely turn down the task force's final recommendations. And Mayor Chuck Reed, who championed sunshine reform as a candidate, has helped lead the charge against the proposal, citing concerns from law enforcement.

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