California Government Code Section 26202.6

26202.6. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 26202, 26205, and 26205.1, the head of a department of a county, after one year, may destroy recordings of routine video monitoring, and after 100 days may destroy recordings of telephone and radio communications maintained by the department. This destruction shall be approved by the legislative body and the written consent of the agency attorney shall be obtained. In the event that the recordings are evidence in any claim filed or any pending litigation, they shall be preserved until pending litigation is resolved.

(b) For purposes of this section, recordings of telephone and radio communications means the routine daily recording of telephone communications to and from a county and all radio communications relating to the operations of the departments.

(c) For purposes of this section, routine video monitoring means video recording by a video or electronic imaging system designed to record the regular and ongoing operations of the departments described in subdivision (a), including mobile in-car video systems, jail observation and monitoring systems, and building security recording systems.

(d) For purposes of this section, department includes a public safety communications center operated by the county and the governing board of any special district the membership of which is the same as the membership of the board of supervisors.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 88, Sec. 46. Effective January 1, 2010.)

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