San Diego Assemblymember, Advocates and Residents Discuss Reducing the Number of People Killed by Police

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
CONTACT:
Edward Sifuentes, 619.300.6166, [email protected]

WHAT:
Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) will join community members and advocates at a community forum to discuss legislation (AB 931) she introduced this year to update California’s standards for police use of force law. Current law allows police to use deadly force even when they have other alternatives, and even if their own gross negligence created the threat. AB 931 will change the standard to allow police officers to use deadly force only when officers have no reasonable alternatives to prevent imminent death or bodily injury.

WHO:
Norma Chávez-Peterson, Executive Director, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Assemblymember Shirley Weber, (79 AD)
Theresa Smith, whose son Caesar Cruz was killed by Anaheim PD in 2009
Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, uncle to Oscar Grant, who was killed by BART Police in Oakland in 2009

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 25, 6 p.m. PT

WHERE:
Cherokee Point Elementary School
3735 38th Street
San Diego, CA 92105

LIVE STREAM:
https://www.facebook.com/sdaclu/videos/10156214638488880/

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