Stephon Clark-Inspired Bill Would Change California’s Lethal Force Standard

Monday, April 9, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) announced first-of-its-kind legislation aimed at changing how California law enforcement officers deploy lethal force against civilians. “At times, the use of deadly force is used at a terrible cost to all that’s involved,” Assemblymember Weber said at the press conference to announce The Police Accountability and Community Protection Act (Assembly Bill 931).  “We need to ensure that our state policy governing the use of deadly force stresses the sanctity of human life, and is only used when necessary.” Among other supporters, lawmakers were joined by members of Stephon Clark’s family at the press conference. Clark is the victim of a recent high-profile police shooting in Sacramento. Hear more from the Assemblymembers in this Assembly Access video.