Protests heat up across California

August 28, 2020

Police reforms uncertain

Protests over racism and police brutality are reigniting across California following the Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, even as state lawmakers back away from a slate of police reform bills introduced after George Floyd’s death as the legislative session draws to a close.

As lawmakers churn through hundreds of bills before the session ends Monday, some police reform measures have failed to make the cut — including measures requiring cops to intervene if they witness excessive force by another officer, streamlining oversight boards of sheriff’s departments and limiting use of deadly force. Some remaining measures face uphill battles.

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