Anna M. Caballero
- District 12
(1) Existing law requires each law enforcement agency to annually furnish specified information to the Department of Justice regarding the use of force by a peace officer. Existing law requires the Department of Justice, once per year, to update a summary of information contained in the reports received on its internet website. Existing law requires a department or agency that employs peace officers or custodial officers to establish a procedure to investigate complaints by members of the public against those officers. This bill would, by no later than January 1, 2021, require each law enforcement agency to maintain a policy that provides guidelines on the use of force, utilizing deescalation techniques and other alternatives to force when feasible, specific guidelines for the application of deadly force, and factors for evaluating and reviewing all use of force incidents, among other things. The bill would require each agency to make their use of force policy accessible to the public. By imposing additional duties on local agencies, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. (2) Existing law establishes the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training in the Department of Justice and requires the commission to adopt rules establishing minimum standards regarding the recruitment of peace officers. Existing law requires the commission to develop guidelines and implement courses of instruction regarding racial profiling, domestic violence, hate crimes, vehicle pursuits, and human trafficking, among others. This bill would require the commission to implement a course or courses of instruction for the regular and periodic training of law enforcement officers in the use of force. The bill would require the commission to develop uniform, minimum guidelines for adoption and promulgation by California law enforcement agencies for the use of force, as specified. The bill would require law enforcement agencies to adopt and promulgate a use of force policy and would state the intent of the Legislature that each law enforcement agency adopt, promulgate, and require regular and periodic training consistent with the agency's policy that complies with the guidelines developed under this bill. This bill would make findings and declarations regarding the intent of the bill, as it pertains to law enforcement agencies' use of force polices, including that those policies may be introduced in legal proceedings and may be considered as a factor in determining the reasonableness of an officer's actions, but do not impose a legal duty on an officer to act in accordance with the policy. (3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. (4) This bill would also make its provisions operative contingent on the enactment of Assembly Bill 392 of the 2019â€“20 Regular Session.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 285, Statutes of 2019.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 9 a.m.
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2852.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 3180.) Ordered to the Senate.
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 30).
July 3 set for first hearing. Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
(Corrected July 2).
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (June 25).
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1338.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 1093.) (May 16).
Set for hearing May 16.
May 13 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Set for hearing May 13.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 802.) (April 23).
Set for hearing April 23.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 10.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/07/19 - Introduced|
|04/11/19 - Amended Senate|
|04/30/19 - Amended Senate|
|06/26/19 - Amended Assembly|
|09/03/19 - Amended Assembly|
|09/12/19 - Enrolled|
|09/12/19 - Chaptered|
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