California Act to Save Lives (AB 392)


Police officers should avoid using deadly force whenever possible. But, right now, officers can legally use deadly force and kill someone even when they have other alternatives. AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), will make clear that police officers should only use deadly force when they don’t have other options. It is a common-sense bill modeled after best practices already in place in some departments – and that we know work to reduce police killings and save lives.

Assemblymembers Weber, McCarty
Coauthors: Assemblymembers Holden and Stone, Senators Bradford and Mitchell

ACLU of California, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, the Anti Police-Terror Project,the California Faculty Association, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, PICO California, PolicyLink, United Domestic Workers Association Local 3930, Youth Justice Los Angeles, California Families United 4 Justice and the STOP Coalition.

VICTORY: Thank your state representatives for supporting AB 392.

Bill Status [SIGNED]

Signed – Governor (08.19.19)
Passed – Senate Floor (07.09.19)
Approved – Senate Public Safety Committee (06.18.19)
Passed – Assembly Floor (05.29.19)
Approved – Assembly Public Safety Committee (04.09.19)
Introduced (02.06.19)

San Diego City Council votes 6-2 to support a resolution to support AB392 (05.14.19)