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.

Take action: tell your state legislators to support AB 392

Bill Developments

April 9, 2019: Passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee

February 6, 2019: Introduced by Assembly members Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty


ACLU CA, Alliance for BMOC, Anti Police-Terror Project, Black Lives Matter CA, CA Faculty Association, CURYJ, PICO CA, Silicon Valley DeBug, UDW AFSCME Local 3930, PolicyLink, Youth Justice LA, CA Families United 4 Justice, STOP Coalition


Assemblymembers Weber, McCart. Co-authors: Assemblymember Holden, Assemblymember Stone, Senator Bradford, Senator Mitchell


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