Monthly Archives: August 2018

California Legislature Approves Historic Bill to Prevent Wrongful Convictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Today, the California Assembly approved legislation that will help prevent wrongful convictions. Senate Bill 923, introduced by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), will ensure that law enforcement agencies throughout the…

California Passes Landmark Police Transparency and Accountability Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266 SB 1421 will restore Californians’ right to know whether and how departments investigate and hold accountable officers who use force, plant evidence or sexually assault civilians. SACRAMENTO – Today, the…

San Diego Unified Must Be Truly Transparent, Accountable and Equitable in Funding Services for High-Need Students

SAN DIEGO – For years, critically important questions have persisted about the way school district leaders plan and budget services for their most vulnerable, high-need students. California school districts are in the fifth annual cycle of the Local Control Funding…

ACLU Statement on Passage of Bill Prohibiting Police From Taking Minors’ DNA Without Parental Consent or Warrant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 31, 2018 CONTACT: Edward Sifuentes [email protected] (619) 501-3408 ACLU Statement on Passage of Bill Prohibiting Police From Taking Minors’ DNA Without Parental Consent or Warrant  SAN DIEGO – The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial…

Advocates Denounce Shelving of Bill that Would Have Reduced the Number of Police Shootings in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266 (Sacramento) Emilio Lacques 323-616-8016 (Los Angeles) Advocates Denounce Shelving of Bill that Would Have Reduced the Number of Police Shootings in California SACRAMENTO – Last night, a bill that would…