Support California's Police Accountability and Community Safety Act
In response to the senseless police killing of Stephon Clark, momentum is building behind a new California bill that would allow police officers to use deadly force only when "necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death."
This groundbreaking law -- the first of its kind in the entire country -- would prevent police officers from killing people without justification, and it would clear the way for them to be held accountable if they cross the line. Local departments would revise their use of force policies and put greater emphasis on de-escalation in their training.
Sign the petition and ask your assembly member to support the Police Accountability and Community Safety Act now:
“Assembly Bill 931 -- the California Police Accountability and Community Safety Act -- would finally begin to hold police accountable when they kill unnecessarily. We are facing an epidemic of police violence, and people of color are especially vulnerable. Stephon Clark's death is just the latest example of someone senselessly gunned down by police. It's outrageous that there's no law preventing police from killing when it isn't necessary. California should lead the way in putting in place common sense reforms that set basic standards around when police are allowed to kill."