Police Discipline Secrecy vs. Your Right to a Fair Trial

Some commission members studying how to provide due process for law enforcement while protecting a defendant’s right to know about a testifying officer’s potential dishonesty share opinions as they prepare to report on Nov. 1

Members of the Commission on the Use of Police Personnel Files and two people who testified before it have differing views about how to be fair to police and to defendants. A key issue continues to be confidential Laurie lists of potentially dishonest police officers kept by prosecutors for possible disclosure as constitutionally required. Click on headline for the opinions of several commission members and interested parties in their own words. The commission will meet for the last time before reporting on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building in Concord.