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California's Legislature investigated 31 abuse complaints made over the past decade

John Myers, Los Angeles Times on

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"Given the current political climate, I think the Legislature should disclose all of it," Snyder said of The Times' request. "The more the Legislature hides behind the special statute it created for itself, the more it looks like they have something to hide."

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Democrat, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, did not immediately respond to requests for comment about why staff didn't release more-comprehensive information.

The Times has asked for additional details on the 2009 Bocanegra investigation, but Assembly officials haven't yet responded to the request. The same is true for subsequent efforts to obtain records focused on Bocanegra in the Assembly and comprehensive data from both houses regarding the final disposition of cases in which evidence of abuse or harassment was believed to exist.

A statement from We Said Enough, the women's group created after the public letter on harassment, said the Legislature "continues to do what it does best, protect itself" by not releasing more information.

(Staff writer Melanie Mason contributed to this report.)

 

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