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California's Push to Change Police Use-of-Force Standard Moves Forward

June 20, 2018
A California Senate committee advanced the legislation that would allow police to use deadly force only in situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious injury or death to the officer or another person.

Jane Fonda Teams With Black Lives Matter to Promote CA Ballot Initiative

June 7, 2018
The campaign aims to stop the construction of two new correctional facilities and give a civilian oversight panel subpoena powers over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Proposed California Use-of-Force Bill Won't Make Anyone Safer

April 13, 2018
If a police officer’s use of deadly force is deemed to be unnecessary to them and to people who share their beliefs, that officer can expect to be prosecuted and, if not imprisoned, run through a years-long ordeal that will ruin him physically, emotionally, and financially. And this, they promise, will protect the community.

California Chiefs Rail Against Proposed Use of Force Bill

April 11, 2018
“We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was introduced without consulting law enforcement stakeholders,” said California Police Chiefs Association President David Swing.

Proposed California Lethal Force Law Dangerous, Sheriffs Say

April 6, 2018
“I myself have been placed in situations where I in fact had to use lethal force and I can tell you that it doesn’t come easily. For those that think that these decisions are made easily when it’s time to use lethal force – it’s not,” Boudreaux said.

California Legislators Want to Require Police Shootings to be "Necessary," Not "Reasonable"

April 3, 2018
Under the legislation, officers would only be allowed to open fire if “there were no other reasonable alternatives to the use of deadly force."

California Supreme Court Upholds Law Allowing DNA Collection Upon Arrest

April 2, 2018
The California Supreme Court decided 4-3 Monday that the state may continue to take DNA from people arrested for a felony crime.

Orange County Votes to Join Feds to Oppose California's 'Sanctuary' Law

March 28, 2018
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in a closed-door session to join the federal government in a lawsuit against California over the state "sanctuary" law that went into effect in January.

CA Governor Vetoes Bill Proposed in Wake of Officer's Shooting Death

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend vetoed a bill written in response to the killing of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer, saying it was too reminiscent of the state's abandoned three-strikes law.

California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' with New Legislation

October 5, 2017
Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark "sanctuary state" legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question, and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

CA Chiefs Drop Opposition to "Sanctuary State" Legislation That Would Restrict Immigration Cooperation

September 13, 2017
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s SB54 originally would have strictly limited the authority for state and local law enforcement officers to cooperate and share information with immigration agents, stepping up statewide sanctuary for people living in the country illegally.

CA Bill Would Make Police Body Camera Videos Public

July 6, 2017
New legislation from a Bay Area assemblyman would dramatically expand public access to police body camera videos in California.

Federal Judge Blocks CA Law Requiring Disposal of Large-Capacity Magazines

June 30, 2017
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a law that requires Californians to dispose of large-capacity ammunition magazines by Saturday or face fines and possible jail time.

Video: CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under his proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction.

CA Senator Wants Traffic Fines Reduced for Low-Income Earners

May 18, 2017
Under California Sen. Bob Hertzberg's proposal, traffic fines would stay the same but people who are unemployed or on welfare can qualify for a reduction. More Here.

Bill Requiring CA Police to Disclose Surveillance Equipment Clears First Hurdle

March 23, 2017
Despite no show of public support, the state Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies in California to disclose all of the surveillance equipment they use to the public.

CA Governor Signs Law Requiring Officers to Lock Guns in Vehicles

October 1, 2016
Law-enforcement officers and private gun owners will be required to lock up their firearms if they leave them in an unattended vehicle under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has signed.

California's Gun Laws Get Tougher

July 5, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a half-dozen gun-control measures into law Friday, adding sharp teeth to a set of California laws already considered the nation's toughest.

California State Senate Approves Sweeping New Gun Control Laws

May 19, 2016
The state Senate on Thursday approved sweeping new restrictions on using guns in California in response to the December mass shooting by two terrorists that left 14 dead in San Bernardino.

California's Racial Profiling Law 'Terrible' Legislation, Police Officials Say

October 5, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend signed legislation mandating that California law enforcement agencies collect — and make public — data on the racial makeup of all those encountered by police.
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