Public Has Right of Access to Wiretap Materials After Probe Is Closed
Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the California Court of Appeal Fourth Appellate District in M.G. v. Hestrin. This case concerns a retired California Highway Patrol officer who was the target of a wiretap in Riverside County in 2015. He sought access to the wiretap materials after the investigation was closed, but the trial court denied his application. The amicus brief argues that the public has a constitutional right of access to wiretap applications, supporting documentation (including affidavits), and orders sought under California’s wiretap statute after an investigation is over.