The deputies prepared the reports to avoid allegations of insubordination.  Thus, the trial court concluded that the deputies prepared the reports as part of their official duties and the reports were public records.  As for the attorney-client privilege, the privilege does not embrace matters otherwise unprivileged merely because the client has communicated those matters to his attorney. 

The California Appellate Court's opinion was published on April 16, 2001 as Green & Shinee v. Superior Court (People)

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