Daily Archives: 08/16/2018

ACLU Statement on Advancement of Bill to Update California Lethal Use of Force Law and Save Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 SACRAMENTO – Today, legislation to update California’s lethal use of force law was removed from the Senate Appropriations Committee and referred to the Senate Rules Committee before heading to…

California Mother Whose Son was Killed by Police Applauds Committee Approval of Bill to Open Police Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Contact: Daisy Vieyra, 916-442-1036 x613 Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations advanced legislation to open law enforcement misconduct and use of force records in California. SB 1421, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner…

ACLU of California Statement on Changes to Bail Reform Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2018 CONTACT: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) unveiled amendments to bail reform legislation, Senate Bill 10, he introduced in 2016. Natasha Minsker, Center Director for the ACLU of California…

Police Use of Deadly Force (AB 931)

Police departments in California are some of the deadliest in the country. Police in Kern County, for example, have killed more people per capita than in any other county in the U.S. But many of these deaths could have been…

Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Police Misconduct & Use of Force (SB 1421)

Although California is often thought of as a beacon of progressive values, the Golden State is actually one of the most secretive states when it comes to information about police use of force and serious and confirmed misconduct by police….