We know that enacting legislation to restore public trust in law enforcement is an achievable goal, but it requires listening and collaboration.
SB 731 Unable to Achieve Enough Support to Advance, Others Bills Stalled Due to Time Constraints
Email your representative now to request that they work collaboratively with law enforcement to find solutions on public safety legislation that will achieve the best outcome for law enforcement and the public. In the last few months of this truncated legislative session, more than two dozen bills were rapidly introduced that aimed […]
SB 731 and SB 776 Need More Time to be Vetted, Researched and Amended to Ensure the Best Outcome
By Rick Baratta AB 301: The Peace Officers’ Bill of Rights In 1973 a bill (AB 1800) was proposed that would extend civil rights to officers, which PORAC supported. In 1974 PORAC amended this legislation and joined with the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL- not a PORAC member) to cosponsor the “Policemans’ Bill of […]
PORAC’s Board of Directors urged the council to work together with the leaders from Palo Alto’s law enforcement community as well as the artist commissioned to paint the mural to find a solution.
The following policy platform outlines PORAC’s immediate recommendations for how we can work together with activists, elected officials, interested stakeholders, and our communities to achieve the objectives.
Click to read each one in full House Judiciary Testimony Senate Judiciary Testimony
As the nation reels in response to the death of yet another unarmed black man while in police custody, we share the devastation and downright anger of the protesters who are peacefully assembling across the country.
On April 29, 2020, PORAC President Brian Marvel, on behalf of the PORAC Board of Directors, wrote a letter to Assemblymember Jim Cooper to inform him of PORAC’s co-sponsorship of AB 664. AB 664 will classify COVID-19, and other communicable diseases, as presumptive work-related injuries for nurses, firefighters and peace officers. To protect […]