United States District Court, C.D. California
JOSE EDUARDO ARELLANO; EVA GLORIA SANCHEZ MEJIA; and T.L.C., a minor, individually and as successor in interest by and through her Next Friend, Diana Magali Calderon, Plaintiffs,
CITY OF SANTA ANA, a municipality; CHIEF CARLOS ROJAS, an individual; and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive, Defendants. AND ALL RELATED ACTIONS.
PROTECTIVE ORDER RE COURT ORDERED PRODUCTION OF
SHOOTING REVIEW BOARD DOCUMENTS
Douglas F. McCormick, United States Magistrate Judge
HEREBY ORDERED, following stipulation of counsel, as follows:
September 30, 2015, Plaintiff J.M. filed a motion to compel
production of documents responsive to their Requests for
Production of Documents propounded on the City of Santa Ana,
including the Shooting Review Board Memorandum that pertains
to the incident that gives rise to this litigation
(“Arellano Shooting Review Board Memorandum”).
See Pl’s MTC (Doc. 39).
October 27, 2015, this court heard the plaintiff’s
motion and later issued a ruling, ordering the City of Santa
Ana to produce certain documents requested by the plaintiff.
See 10/29/15 Order (Doc. 45). The Court ordered also
that the defendants submit a copy of the Shooting Review
Board memorandum that pertains to the shooting that gives
rise to this litigation for in camera review.
December 29, 2015, following in camera review, the
magistrate judge ordered production of the Arellano Shooting
Review Board Memorandum and other Shooting Review Boards
documents for the five years prior to the incident giving
rise to this litigation. See 12/29/15 Further Order
January 13, 2016, Defendants filed a motion for review of
Magistrate Judge’s December 29, 2015 Order.
See Def. Review Mtn. (Doc. 87). On March 14, 2016,
Judge Selna heard the defendants’ motion and, later,
issued a ruling ordering the City of Santa Ana to produce the
Arellano Shooting Review Board Memorandum. In addition, Judge
Selna also ordered that the defendants submit all Shooting
Review Board Memoranda that are subject to the Magistrate
December 29, 2015 Order to magistrate judge to conduct
further findings on the documents. See 03/17/16
Order (Doc. 116). Defendants did so on March 29, 2016.
July 21, 2016, following the in camera review of all Shooting
Review Board documents for the five-year time period prior to
the incident that gives rise to this litigation, Judge
McCormick issued a ruling, ordering the City to produce the
documents. See 7/21/16 Order (Doc. 169).
These documents are covered by the following protective
Confidential Documents shall be subject to this Protective
Order as follows.
Certain documents produced by the City of Santa Ana that
comprise the Confidential Documents may be clearly designated
as “CONFIDENTIAL” and be placed in an envelope
labeled as such prior to the disclosure. The
“CONFIDENTIAL” designation shall be placed on the
printed pages of the Confidential Documents in a manner that
does not overwrite or make illegible the text of the
person receiving any of the Confidential Documents shall not
disclose to any person or entity, in any manner, including
orally, any of the Confidential Documents or any of the
information contained therein, except when used for purposes
of this litigation pursuant to this protective order.
Confidential Documents and all information contained therein,
may only be disclosed to the ...