The first Black lawmakers to lead a legislation’s two public safety committees promised to bring “radical change” to improve the treatment of Black and Latino people by law enforcement.
Among their most urgent priorities, lawmakers are racing to extend eviction protections that otherwise will expire Jan. 31.
Under another new law, one that has been years in the making, the state attorney general will be required to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians.
It’s now a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime.
Lawmakers, however, did pass bills that would ban the carotid hold and have the state Attorney General investigate more police shootings.
California legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others would make it a misdemeanor for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime.
County supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The Senate Thursday failed to pass an ambitious housing bill that would have forced local governments to let developers build small apartment buildings in some neighborhoods reserved for single family homes.
Under the new law, school days will begin no earlier than 8 a.m. at public middle schools and 8:30a.m. at high schools.