The state legislature is poised to pass a bill that will require law enforcement officers to report the perceived age, race and gender of everyone they stop.
AB 953 passed the State Senate yesterday -- it now heads to the Assembly for final approval, and after that will head to Governor Jerry Brown.
The bill's designed to look for disproportionate stops between different groups. But what's not clear is how the collected info will be used -- and how much filing it all would cost.
Can we even agree on what evenhanded stops would look like? Do we expect police stops to be in line with the local population, or with the composition of those being convicted of crimes?
Peter Bibring, Director of Police Practices at the ACLU of Southern California
Chief David Bejarano, Police Cheif at Chula Vista Police Department. He’s also the President of the California Police Chiefs Association.