Judge: Deletion Of Secretly Recorded Conversations Does Not Merit Sanctions

Mealey's (September 9, 2016, 2:59 PM EDT) -- SANTA ANA, Calif. — Finding no evidence that a University of California (UC) police chief was on notice of potential litigation related to the surreptitious recording of officers’ private conversations, a California federal judge on Sept. 8 denied a plaintiff officer’s motion seeking sanctions for what he said was spoliation of essential evidence in the deletion of those recordings (Federated University Police Officers’ Association, et al. v. The Regents of the University of California, et al., No. 8:15-cv-00137, C.D. Calif.).

(In chambers order available. Document #68-161013-001R.)...
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