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California considers police reforms as session end nears

Policing Reforms-California
Policing Reforms-California
Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 21:01:32-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — County supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. California lawmakers were also poised to vote on bills banning the use of carotid restraints and choke holds by police and limiting their use of rubber bullets and tear gas against peaceful protesters. Other more controversial measures to end the careers of officers with troubled histories, allow independent investigations in shootings by police, and make public more police misconduct records also were set for consideration before the Legislature adjourns for the year on Monday.