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CA Evidence Code Sections 1043-1047

Pitchess Motion

What is a Pitchess Motion ???
 
A Pitchess Motion is filed by a defense attorney to force the police to produce information about the police officers which will help the defendant and which is negative towards the police.  Citizen complaints*, on the job discipline and other information must be provided.
 
A California Pitchess motion is a request for information contained in an officer's personnel file. Criminal defense lawyers typically raise this motion when they believe that their client has been the victim of police misconduct.

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