Los Angeles, CA
– Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that mirrors policies and procedures that govern public safety officers' use-of-force in California. The new state law's standards codify those currently utilized in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and other major law enforcement agencies throughout our state. These current standards emphasize de-escalation of volatile situations and a reverence for life.
The signing of AB 392 into law reinforces the dire need for the passage and funding of SB 230 (Caballero). SB 230 will provide California public safety officers critical mental health, continued de-escalation, and other necessary training on an ongoing basis to improve officer and community outcomes.