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Where Do Police Reform Efforts Stand In The CA Legislature?




A small group of peaceful protestors hold signs and shout slogans in memory of George Floyd and in opposition to police brutality, in the Silverlake section of Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2020.
A small group of peaceful protestors hold signs and shout slogans in memory of George Floyd and in opposition to police brutality, in the Silverlake section of Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2020.
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The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis several months ago sparked global outrage around police brutality and inspired many states to propose various police reform efforts, including California. According to the Los Angeles Times, lawmakers proposed more than a dozen police reform bills weeks after Floyd’s death, but many actions have stalled. 

The state Legislature is up against the clock as the session winds down. The L.A. Times report explains that police reform supporters are pointing to external factors as reasons efforts are being tampered down, like a shortened session as a result of the pandemic, opposition from law enforcement and wildfires blazing in Northern California. Some bills have already been nixed, and lawmakers have until Monday to vote on any remaining ones. Today on AirTalk, we discuss the various reform efforts and what lawmakers are considering in their final hours of session. Do you have questions? Call 866-893-57322.

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Anita Chabria, staff writer covering California state politics and policy for the Los Angeles Times, she’s been writing about the latest with police reform efforts; she tweets @anitachabria