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.
April 9, 2019: Passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee
February 6, 2019: Introduced by Assembly members Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty