California passes landmark police transparency and accountability legislation

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SB 1421 will restore Californians’ right to know whether and how departments investigate and hold accountable officers who use force, plant evidence or sexually assault civilians. Sacramento — Today, the California Assembly voted to approve Senate Bill 1421. Introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), the historic legislation will make public information about officers who shoot, kill, or engage in serious misconduct like falsifying evidence or committing sexual assault while on the job. “Today’s vote marks a tremendous victory in the fight for police accountability and brings hope for the people of California,” said Pastor Les Simmons of PICO California.

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