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CA Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Investigation of LASD

Under the California Constitution and California Civil Code section 52.3, the AG is authorized to conduct civil investigations into whether a law enforcement agency has engaged in a pattern or practice of violating state or federal law.

January 22, 2021

LA County DA Wants to Drop Special Circumstances Against Accused Cop Killer
New L.A. County DA Reopens 4 Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Cases
Laser Pointers Banned from Public Gatherings in Los Angeles

Wife of LAPD Officer Sues City After Contracting Typhus

The wife of a Los Angeles police officer is suing the city after both she and her husband contracted typhus, which she alleges resulted from his working at an unsafe building located in an area with a large homeless population.

March 4, 2020

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca Begins Jail Term in Texas
CA Police Union Calls on Feds to Prosecute Man Charged with Attacking Officers After DA Drops Charges
CA Governor Signs Law Allowing Citizens to Refuse to Help Police

New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary"

Under the new standard, prosecutors can also consider the actions both of officers and of the victim leading up to a deadly encounter, to determine whether the officer acted within the scope of law, policy and training.

August 19, 2019

Controversial Legislation: The California Compromise

California Legislature Passes Bill on De-Escalation, Use of Force Policies

If the bill becomes law, police agencies would have to adhere to statewide requirements that officers be instructed in ways to de-escalate confrontations. Officers would also be required to receive training in dealing with individuals who are homeless, mentally ill, in distress, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 29, 2019

CA Legislation to Change Lethal Force Justification Passes Committee Hearing

The bill’s main author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said AB 392 prevents “unnecessary deaths” by “clarifying law enforcement’s obligations.” Weber’s team said the legislation would push officers to rely on de-escalation techniques like verbal persuasion and crisis intervention methods instead of lethal force.

April 10, 2019