California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Strip Badges From Bad OfficersBad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session.
Rohnert Park Council Approves Police Accountability MeasuresThe Rohnert Park City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved several measures related to law enforcement accountability and community relations with its Department of Public Safety.
Police Accountability Bill Co-Sponsored By San Francisco DA Boudin Signed Into LawCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom late Monday signed into law Assembly Bill 127, which aims to increase accountability for police officers involved in misconduct or unlawful shootings.
'CopWatch SF' - Public Defender Unveils Database Of San Francisco Police Officers' Publicly Available RecordsPublic Defender Mano Raju on Wednesday unveiled his office's new data collection tool CopWatch SF, which contains a list of local police officers and their publicly available records, including complaints, lawsuits and news articles.
California Police Groups Back Requiring College Classes For Recruits As Lawmakers Seek ReformsCalifornia organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity.
2 Bills Increasing Law Enforcement Transparency Signed By BrownCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law on Sunday that will increase access to law enforcement records and body camera footage, according to state officials.