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 help ensure that Justice has the technical information it needs to make certain that CalGang or any equivalent shared gang database remains an important law enforcement tool, the Legislature should establish a technical advisory committee to advise Justice about database use, database needs, database protection, and any necessary updates to policies and procedures. The Legislature should specify the qualifications for membership in the technical advisory committee, which should include representatives from local and state agencies that use the shared gang database. Further, it should require that the committee meet at least twice a year and adhere to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act and other relevant open-meeting laws.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 90 (Weber, Chapter 695, Statutes of 2017) provides that, commencing January 1, 2018, the CalGang Executive Board will no longer administer or oversee the CalGang database or the shared gang databases that participate in the CalGang database. Justice is required to establish a technical advisory committee with specified members to advise on uses of shared gang databases.

  • 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