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September 09, 2021

“California and the nation as a whole has experienced tragedy after tragedy where consequences for egregious abuses of power went unpunished and cries for accountability went unanswered — eroding public trust in law enforcement,” Bradford said in a statement after the vote. “This bill is the first of its kind in California and we finally join the 46 other states with processes for the decertification of bad officers.”

The Bruce's Beach bill moves closer to becoming a law and returning the once Black-owned beachfront property to the family's descendants.
September 09, 2021

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — The Bruce's Beach bill Thursday is moving closer to becoming a law and returning the Manhattan Beach land once owned by Black entrepreneurs Willa and Charles Bruce to their descendants.

The California State Assembly voted unanimously Wednesday to pass SB 796. The bill will move to the state Senate Friday for a reconciliation vote. If it passes, then it goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk for his consideration and signature.

September 08, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers on Wednesday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation to end the careers of bad law enforcement officers, a year after an earlier effort died without a final vote.

The measure aims to keep troubled officers from jumping from one job to another by creating a mandatory new state license, or certification, that could be permanently revoked.

September 08, 2021

The California State Senate passed a measure Wednesday that will create a process to decertify police officers who are fired because of misconduct.

Senate Bill 2, which passed the state assembly on a mostly party-line vote of 46-18 last week, won a majority of California's Senate votes in a 28-9 victory. Now, the bill will be sent to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk to be signed.

September 08, 2021

A state bill that would set the stage for Los Angeles County to return a sliver of oceanfront land in Manhattan Beach to the family of the property’s original Black owners is at the brink of becoming law, though legislative deadlines loom.

Senate Bill 796 passed unanimously in the state Assembly Wednesday, Sept. 8, but because of non-substantive amendments from that body, it must pass once more in the Senate by the end of Friday before going to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature.

That is likely to happen.

September 08, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

California lawmakers on Wednesday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation to end the careers of bad law enforcement officers, a year after an earlier effort died without a final vote.

The measure aims to keep troubled officers from jumping from one job to another by creating a mandatory new state license, or certification, that could be permanently revoked.

September 03, 2021

Watch Senator Bradford discuss SB 2 on Police Decertification.

Click here to watch at 6:00PM (PST)

August 05, 2021

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) received good news with the recent release of the 2021 California state budget. The $262.2 billion package, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in early July, includes $60 million earmarked for a trio of CSUDH campus infrastructure projects, and $1 million for the campus’ Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute.

July 14, 2021

Click here to listen to Senator Bradford discuss his Op-Ed and Senate Resolution petitioning for the destruction of the wrongfully obtained MLK Jr. recordings at 4:00PM (PST)

June 04, 2021

Click here to watch Senator Bradford discuss his Police Decertification legislation, SB 2, police reform and more at 4:30PM (PST)