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Governor Newsom bans certain chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

Governor Gavin Newsom bans certain chokeholds
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Ban on certain chokeholds
Posted at 7:20 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 22:20:57-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody around the country, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday banned certain chokeholds as he approved several new laws designed to increase oversight of the criminal justice system. The state attorney general will be required to investigate fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians under another new law that has been years in the making. And Newsom acted over the objection of the county sheriffs’ association when he approved a law making it clear that county supervisors can create oversight boards and inspectors general with subpoena powers over independently elected sheriffs.