Sacramento Report: Police Shooting Bill Gets a Green Light

Ciara Hamilton (center left) and Liz Medrano (center right), who both lost family members in police shootings, testify on AB 392. / Photo courtesy of the California Assembly

Another week, another surprise decision on the fate of a major bill: Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s bill to change the standards guiding police use of deadly force has been given a green light after law enforcement groups agreed to drop opposition following several new amendments.

People across the state and even the country are still buzzing about the demise of SB 50, but as the so-called house of origin deadline looms – it’s not a prequel to “Game of Thrones” but a requirement that all bills must pass out of the house where they originated by May 31 – big decisions are being made about each measure.

Now the fates of AB 392 and SB 50, the two most high-profile bills this session, appear set.

AB 392 has not even passed through the Assembly yet,…

Original published: 2019-05-24 18:48:36 Read the full San Diego News here

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