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California Governor Signs ‘Stephon Clark Law,’ One of the Strictest Police Use of Force Laws in the Country

Black Lives Matter protesters hold candles during a vigil and demonstration on March 23, 2018 in Sacramento, California.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) In its efforts to deter police shootings and change the culture of its police departments, California has officially adopted one of the strictest laws in the country regarding police use of deadly force. […]

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California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) urges lawmakers to approve her police use-of-force measure May 29, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. The Assembly approved her legislation, Assembly Bill 392, which would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent imminent harm to themselves or others.Photo: Rich Pedroncelli (Associated Press) The California Assembly overwhelmingly […]

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#StephonClark: Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Lethal Force Advances in California

Photo: Getty A little more than a year after Sacramento, Calif., police gunned down an unarmed Stephon Clark as the 22-year-old father of two stood in his grandparents’ backyard, California may be on the cusp of passing the nation’s strictest law governing when police can use deadly force. #StephonClark: One Year Later, There Is Still […]

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