Press Releases

January 06, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Yesterday, the Kenosha District Attorney's Office announced their decision not to press criminal charges in the unarmed shooting of Jacob Blake, which occurred last summer in Wisconsin, three months after the murder of George Floyd. Blake's shooting resulted in several days of civil and violent unrest in the city, most notably 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse, arrested and charged with shooting three people with an assault rifle, killing two of them.

January 04, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has been elected as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). The Caucus has had over a 50-year legacy of advocating for transformative legislation on behalf of African Americans and other marginalized people in California. Senator Bradford was elected to the legislature in 2009 making him the longest serving member of the Caucus and currently the only black senator in the state senate. He also serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color.

December 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. The Public Safety Committee holds jurisdiction over all legislation that relates to criminal procedure, the penal code of California, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

December 09, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, The Utility Reform Network, known as TURN, awarded Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) their Ratepayer Protection Champion Award. Senator Bradford was recognized at the organization’s annual Legislative Consumer Champions Reception.

December 07, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced Senate Bill 2 to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

December 04, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued this statement in response to Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ formal request for U.S. Attorney General Barr to investigate the killing of 18-year-old Andres Guardado by a sheriff’s deputy near Gardena as a civil rights violation.

October 01, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the two remaining bills on his desk by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), closing the book on a successful legislative year in which all of Senator Bradford’s bills sent to the Governor were signed into law.

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 203, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), which prevents youth, up to age 17, from being interrogated prior to being held in custody and before waiving their Miranda rights without consulting with legal counsel.

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1244, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill authorizes state-licensed cannabis laboratories to test samples of cannabis or cannabis products for a state or local regulatory, law enforcement, or prosecuting agency. SB 1244 was sponsored by Los Angles City Attorney Mike Feuer.