Ban On Chokeholds Among California Criminal Justice ReformsSpurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday banned certain chokeholds as he approved several new laws designed to increase oversight of the criminal justice system.
California Lawmakers Failed To Pass Meaningful Police Reform Bills, Activists SayThe flurry of legislation came in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people across the US this year -- incidents which ignited months of protests and calls for social justice.
Police Unions Help Defeat California Bill On Removing Problem CopsPolice unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive to thwart a measure that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories.
California Bill To Permanently Strip Badges From 'Bad Officers' FailsA bill that would allow "bad officers" to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature on Monday as state lawmakers could not muster enough support to pass one of the year's top policing reform bills.
NorCal City Moves Toward Removing Police From Traffic StopsThe city of Berkeley moved forward Wednesday with a proposal to eliminate police from conducting traffic stops and instead use unarmed civilian city workers as part of a broad overhaul of law enforcement.
Davis Councilmember Proposing Replacing ‘Police’ With ‘Community Safety Department’"It sends a signal that we’re serious," Councilmember Will Arnold said.
Stockton Unified School District Police Department Facing EliminationThe school district is one of only a few across the state that runs their own police department.
Juneteenth Celebrations Call For Local Changes In SacramentoMillions around the country are commemorating Juneteenth like never before. This year, the celebrations are amplified by protests over police brutality and racial injustice.
Davis Deputy Police Chief Says Current Climate, Not Possible Reforms Could Hinder RecruitingDeputy Chief Paul Doroshov with the Davis Police Department said getting potential recruits might be challenging during this time. It won’t be because of possible reforms, but the current climate.
Sacramento Councilmember Proposes 'How’s My Policing' Decals For Police CarsIt’s a first-of-it’s-kind idea proposed by Sacramento councilmember Allen Warren.