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California Lawmakers Aim to Increase Police Accountability

Sept. 2, 2021, 9:01 AM

California lawmakers want to expand information that’s publicly released about officers accused of excessive force and establish procedures to take away those cops’ badges.

Those are among the provisions of a number of police-related bills pending in the state legislature as lawmakers race to finish the legislative session by Sept. 10.

Lawmakers this session focused on limiting officers’ qualified immunity and enhancing requirements for law enforcement applicants, continuing efforts of previous years for police and criminal justice reform. California is one of four states that lack the authority to revoke an officer’s certification for misconduct.

Law enforcement lobbying narrowed the ...

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