The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) today filed a fourth lawsuit challenging in-person registration. This lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against both the California Department of Justice as well as the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
“We added the CA Department of Justice as a defendant in this case because several registration officers in the LA Sheriff’s Department said they could not stop in-person registration until and unless the CA Department of Justice authorized them to do so,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
Earlier this week, ACSOL filed lawsuits against the City of Murrieta (March 23), the City of San Diego (March 24) and the City of Sacramento (March 25). All three lawsuits included a plaintiff who has one or more high-risk COVID-19 factors.
“Requiring people to register in person is dangerous, perhaps, deadly for law enforcement officials as well as registrants and their families,” stated ACSOL President Chance Oberstein. “And, as the Los Angeles Police Department has proven, registration can be accomplished in a safe manner using the telephone.”
ACSOL remains dedicated to protecting registrants and their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional lawsuits will be filed if necessary.
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