In the aftermath of the death of Sacramento resident Stephon Clark, California is considering changes to its police use-of-force standard. A recent Washington Post article reflects on the history of California’s use-of-force statute and discusses the future of the same, most notably a bill currently before the State Assembly. Under the proposed bill, a police officer would be justified in using lethal force only if it were determined to be “necessary” to defend against imminent death or severe harm.

Read the full article here.

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Lauren Klosinski

ALI Staff

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