At issue is the way the police commission looks at officer-involved shootings and whether they are justified. Traditionally, the commission has looked at the shooting itself and whether at the time of the shooting, the officer was indeed facing a deadly threat
The ballot initiative process, by which the voters themselves can force a public vote on an issue, is used extensively in California. Prop 8, which opposed same sex marriage, was one such ballot initiative. But the fact that it was overturned has raised some questions about how those initiatives are defended and upheld.
Madison Chock, Torrance native, competed in the Winter Olympics in Sochi with partner Evan Bates in the Ice Dance event. While Madison may have come up short in her quest for gold, she represents the next generation of U.S. competitors in the Winter Olympics games.