The Partnership is fighting AB 392 in the California Legislature. The bill would subject police officers to criminal prosecution for split-second decisions made during life-and-death criminal encounters.
Putting police at risk for criminal prosecution would force them to second-guess their decisions, slowing their response time when seconds matter and jeopardizing their lives and the lives of the people they protect.
Rather than criminalizing police, the Partnership supports SB 230 to increase and improve use-of-force training. The bill would standardize use-of-force training throughout the state, and provide clear use-of-force guidelines on how to de-esculate the need for force, use proportionate alternatives to force, prevent and report excessive force by other officers and interact with vulnerable populations.
MAKE VIOLENT CRIMES “VIOLENT” UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW
A series of crimes most people consider serious and violent are not classified “violent” under California law — including rape of an unconscious person, trafficking a minor for sex, domestic violence and assault on a police officer. As a result, thousands of inmates convicted of serious and violent crimes, including sexual assault and child molestation, are eligible for early prison release under Prop 57.
The “Keep California Safe Act” has qualified for the November 2020 ballot. The initiative expands the state’s list of “violent” crimes to prevent the early release of serious and violent criminals, including child molesters and sex offenders.
The initiative also fixes other flaws in Props 47 and 57, which have fueled steep increases in shoplifting, car break-ins and other property crimes.
California Public Safety Partnership
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