Change California’s Deadly Use of Force Law

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.

That’s why we’re supporting The California Act to Save Lives, a bill introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).

AB 392 will save lives and make clear that police officers shouldn't use deadly force unnecessarily. 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.

Your state legislator needs to hear from you. Ask them to support AB 392 today.

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California State Senate

Get up, stand up, stop police brutality
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I am writing to respectfully urge you to support AB 392 (Weber). California desperately needs to update its deadly use of force law to ensure that police officers only use deadly force when absolutely necessary. Far too many people have been killed and too many families shattered by police shootings. It’s time to change California’s outdated laws to match best practices we know work to safely reduce the number of unnecessary police shootings.

The Assembly pass the bill with overwhelming support thanks to the leadership and courage of countless families who have lost loved ones to police violence. I urge you to stand with these families and vote AYE on AB 392.


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