Police officers should avoid using deadly force whenever possible. But, right now, officers can legally use deadly force and kill someone even when they have other alternatives. AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), will make clear that police officers should only use deadly force when they don’t have other options. It is a common-sense bill modeled after best practices already in place in some departments – and that we know work to reduce police killings and save lives.
Author(s): Assemblymembers Weber, McCarty Coauthors: Assemblymembers Holden and Stone, Senators Bradford and Mitchell
Sponsors: ACLU of California, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, the Anti Police-Terror Project,the California Faculty Association, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, PICO California, PolicyLink, United Domestic Workers Association Local 3930, Youth Justice Los Angeles, California Families United 4 Justice and the STOP Coalition.
VICTORY: Thank your state representatives for supporting AB 392.
Bill Status [SIGNED]
Updates Signed - Governor (08.19.19) Passed - Senate Floor (07.09.19) Approved - Senate Public Safety Committee (06.18.19) Passed - Assembly Floor (05.29.19) Approved - Assembly Public Safety Committee (04.09.19) Introduced (02.06.19)
News: San Diego City Council votes 6-2 to support a resolution to support AB392 (05.14.19)