California lawmakers push for police desertification, more transparency again
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers reintroduced efforts to decertify police officers and demand more transparency in officer personnel files, as both bills died on the floor last legislative season.
State Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced SB 2 on Monday in the hopes of increasing accountability for law enforcement officers who commit serious misconduct. SB 2 would create a statewide process to revoke the certification of a peace officer if he or she was convicted of a serious crime or they were fired due to misconduct. Decertification means they cannot be police officers anywhere else in California.