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Giovanni B. v. Superior Court (City of Chula Vista Police Department)
August 26, 2007
Chula Vista police officers successfully avoid providing personall records to alleged juvenile offender who, in support of a motion to suppress based on an unlawful detention and pat-down search and arrest. The minor sought discovery of records pertaining to complaints that his arresting officers had made false statements in their reports or committed other acts of dishonesty. The court found that the minor failed to show good cause for discovery where officers had detained him and placed him into temporary custody for suspected violation of city’s curfew ordinance based on his appearing to be underage and on the streets after midnight.