Letters: Release files in police shooting of Joseph Mann

Re “Controversial shooting of black man by Sacramento police ends with officers leaving force” (sacbee.com, Oct. 25): Here we go again. The city’s Office of Public Safety has been prohibited from providing details on policies the officers in question violated. We are all familiar with governmental agencies not providing information regarding misbehavior of public employees on the grounds that they are personnel matters, protected by state law. How about protecting the public by making government more transparent, rather than giving public officials a convenient excuse to hide systemic failures?

Robert A. Dell'Agostino, Sacramento