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California AG Rob Bonta Announces His Office Will Now Be In Charge Of Deciding Whether To Charge Cops Involved In Deadly Shootings Of Unarmed Civilians


California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday explained that starting this month, his office is now in charge of deciding whether to charge police in all deadly officer-involved shootings of unarmed civilians, taking that job away from local district attorneys. 

Historically, these critical incidents had been primarily handled by local law enforcement and prosecutors. 

There is an average of 40 to 50 police shootings in California each year, and Bonta said there will be two teams from his office, comprised of 27 agents, to review these cases in both northern and southern parts of the state. 

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