California Lawmakers OK Way to Decertify Cops for First Time

Sept. 11, 2021, 2:23 AM

Police use of force, including limiting use of rubber bullets, and increasing public access to law enforcement and settlement records are the focus of bills approved by the California Legislature and headed Friday to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his consideration.

Fallout from protests after George Floyd died last year while in the custody of Minneapolis police and police reform efforts spurred a raft of bills targeting police qualifications, decertification, and training.

California is one of only four states that lacks a way to decertify, or take away an officer’s state licensing, that prevents someone from serving in law enforcement. Police ...

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