Making Sure All Crime Victims Have the Information They Need

Thursday, August 15, 2013

(Sacramento) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton) which would prohibit law enforcement agencies from requiring crime victims to prove they are in the country legally in order for them to get information on crime incidents, is moving through the capitol process. The bill would also require a state or local law enforcement agency, if it requires identification, to accept certain forms of identification from the victim of an incident to obtain that information. Assembly Bill 11-95 puts Assemblymember Eggman in the forefront of advocating for undocumented immigrants, who often are reluctant to come forward when they are crime victims. Here’s more in this Assembly Web Report.