The loss of life is always tragic, and the incident in Minneapolis has damaged the trust in our nation’s law enforcement agencies. The role of peace officers is to protect and serve the citizens of their community. Sadly, what we saw in the video was a man in distress crying for help. Mr. George Floyd did not need to die.
A grassroots coalition of local government, labor, and business is launching a new campaign “Support Local Recovery: Vibrant Cities. Strong Economies.” in an effort to kick start economic recovery in local communities. The coalition is calling on the state to provide $7 billion in direct and flexible funding to cities to support critical local services, […]
This past year, our law enforcement coalition has worked tirelessly with our elected leaders to ensure the passage of SB 230 (Caballero). Today’s passage of SB 230 in the State Assembly solidifies the hard work and our commitment to serving California’s law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Sacramento, CA – SB 230 (Caballero) – the California use of force bill that would set a national precedent by requiring consistent policies and mandatory training standards for all 500 California law enforcement agencies – advanced out of the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday and will proceed to a vote on the Senate floor.
When it comes to protecting our communities, we have an opportunity, and more importantly, a moral responsibility to chart a new path forward. An officer’s use of force impacts Californians throughout the state and Americans throughout the country – it is arguably the most important and serious issue under consideration by California’s legislature. It impacts families who have lost loved ones, communities who feel unrest and the officers who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe.