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 necessary. 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.

Both chambers of the California state legislature passed AB 392! This means the bill will go to the governor for his signature.

Thank your legislators for supporting AB 392

Bill Developments

August 19, 2019: Signed into law by Governor Newsom
July 9, 2019: Passed the Senate
June 18, 2019: Passed the Senate Public Safety Committee
May 29, 2019: Passed the Assembly
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, CURYJ, PICO CA, UDW AFSCME Local 3930, PolicyLink, Youth Justice LA, CA Families United 4 Justice, STOP Coalition


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


Won: new law



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