Editorial: Palm Springs police IDs move serves public

Palm Springs will now make public the identities of police officers involved in shootings while on the job. This is a win for the public and should also be seen as good for members of law enforcement.

The announcement of this new policy comes nearly a year and a half after The Desert Sun requested the identities of all Coachella Valley law enforcement officers who fired their guns while on duty during the past five years. That request cited a California Supreme Court ruling – new at that time — requiring the release of these IDs so long as the officer involved had not been the subject of credible threats. Continue…