Soledad, CA asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Public Benefits for California

Q: Can a federally funded agency receive police reports & records without consent from subject?

A federally funded agency terminated my housing assistance based on criminal activity. The agency received reports of domestic violence related incidents from a district attorney investigator and police personnel as well as a report regarding a cell phone without me signing forms consenting to the release of these documents. The termination process began 7 days before charges for the cell phone were filed. That case resulted in an infraction. Can these agencies do all that?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Police reports are public documents over which there are no privacy rights vested in the subject of the reports. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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