On the heels of a week-long protest in Minnesota following the tragic death of Daunte Wright and as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd continues, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ comments urging protesters “to get more confrontational” risk inciting violence and increasing the already deep divide between peace officers and those they serve.
California Governor Gavin Newsom today named current Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-18) to serve as the state’s new Attorney General to replace former Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has been selected to serve in the Biden Administration as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
PORAC’s sponsorship of Weatherman for the Alsco Uniforms 300 marks their inaugural partnership with MHR for this event and builds on last year’s show of support for law enforcement professionals at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Today, Senator Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 387– the Law Enforcement Academic and Recruitment Next (LEARN) Act – sponsored by the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA). The LEARN Act will create increased opportunities to recruit a more diverse pool of prospective officers, require more academic coursework as part of the required training each officer must receive, and provide financial resources for both prospective and current officers to pursue a college education that will help to prepare them for the rigors and adversities inherent to modern-day policing.
Peace Officers Research Association of California Condemns Violence, Calls for a Return
to Civil Discourse.
The political climate surrounding law enforcement has taken a disturbing turn as two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputies were nearly assassinated by a lone gunman Saturday night at a local Metro station, adding to the litany of ambushes of police officers in 2020.
SB 731 Unable to Achieve Enough Support to Advance, Others Bills Stalled Due to Time Constraints
SB 731 and SB 776 Need More Time to be Vetted, Researched and Amended to Ensure the Best Outcome
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.
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.