Report 2015-130 Recommendation Responses

Report 2015-130: The CalGang Criminal Intelligence System: As the Result of Its Weak Oversight Structure, It Contains Questionable Information That May Violate Individuals' Privacy Rights (Release Date: August 2016)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure transparency, the Legislature should require Justice to publish an annual report with key shared gang database statistics—such as the number of individuals added to and removed from the database—and summary results from periodic audits conducted by Justice or an external entity. Further, the Legislature should require Justice to invite and assess public comments following the report's release. Subsequent annual reports should summarize any public comments Justice received and actions it took in response.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 90 (Weber, Chapter 695, Statutes of 2017) requires Justice to promulgate regulations governing the use, operation, and oversight of any shared gang database. The regulations must provide for periodic audits by law enforcement agencies and Justice staff to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and proper use of any shared gang database. The results of those audits must be reported to the public.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Legislation Enacted

Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: November 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

All Recommendations in 2015-130