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.


Lauren Klosinski

ALI Staff


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