(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 34090, the head of a department of a city or city and 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 city, city and county, or department, 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 city or city and county.
(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 88, Sec. 50. (AB 176) Effective January 1, 2010.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018