Police Alliance Oppose California Use-Of-Force Bill

Mercury News-


Last year, fueled by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man, Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, civil rights groups and state legislators got closer than they ever had to bringing a landmark use-of-force reform bill to the governor’s desk.

This year they are trying again, with renewed momentum and confidence that they can push the legislation through. But police advocates, concerned about the threat posed by the legislation, which is aimed at raising standards for the use of deadly force and making it easier to punish cops who don’t meet that standard, have banded together to ensure they’re not caught off guard, as they were last year.

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