California Assembly backs bill to deter shootings by police

California 05/29/19, 17:20

An emotional debate over balancing the lives of residents and officers led to a key approval Wednesday of California legislation intended to deter deadly police shootings — rules that advocates said would be among the most sweeping in the U.S. when tied to a related measure on officer training.The California ...

California seeks compromise on rules for shootings by police

U.S. 04/23/19, 16:00

California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied together a police-backed measure requiring more training with a competing proposal allowing police to kill only if they have exhausted ...

Update: California seeks compromise on police shootings

California 04/23/19, 13:35

The Latest on use of force legislation (all times local):11:30 a.m.California lawmakers are working to find common ground between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police.A state Senate committee on Tuesday linked a police-backed measure requiring more training with a ...

Update: California tries to deter killings by police

California 04/09/19, 13:29

The Latest on police use of force legislation (all times local):11:30 a.m.California lawmakers are considering emotional testimony from both officers and survivors of police shootings as they juggle radically different proposals intended to cut down on police shootings.Malaki Seku Amen holds up an American flag with the names of people ...

California weighs opposing plans to deter killings by police

U.S. 04/09/19, 00:04

California lawmakers begin battling Tuesday over how to cut down on police shootings as they consider two radically different proposals that have stirred an emotional debate over the safety of both officers and those they're tasked with protecting in the nation's most populous state.A legislative committee is expected to advance ...

Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

California 03/18/19, 17:26

Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury."The legacy is we're ...

No charges from 84 Sacramento police shooting rally arrests

California 03/08/19, 19:26

A Northern California prosecutor said Friday that she won't charge 84 people arrested while protesting her decision not to file criminal charges against two police officers in the slaying of an unarmed black man.Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert acted after her office reviewed Sacramento Police Department reports of ...

Sacramento police say they saw flash in Stephon Clark’s hand

California 03/06/19, 18:57

Two Sacramento police officers who killed an unarmed black man last year said hours after the shooting that they thought Stephon Clark had a gun because they saw a flash of light in his hands. One officer said he believed the 22-year-old suspect had already fired at him when he shot ...

Sacramento police who killed Stephon Clark won’t be charged

California 03/06/19, 03:18

California's attorney general announced Tuesday that he won't charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the results of ...

Update: California won’t charge police in Clark killing

U.S. 03/05/19, 15:07

The Latest on the California attorney general's decision on whether to charge officers who killed an unarmed black man last year (all times local):12:05 p.m.California's attorney general won't charge two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man last year.SeQuette Clark, left, leaves the Calvary Christian Center ...

Clark killing revives push to toughen police shooting rules

California 03/04/19, 20:30

A prosecutor's finding that Sacramento police broke no laws when they killed an unarmed black man last year is leading to new support for legislation that changes when police officers can use deadly force.State lawmakers have revived a measure first introduced after 22-year-old Stephon Clark's slaying that would make California ...

Update: Family seeking justice for man killed by police

California 03/03/19, 18:55

The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local):3:45 p.m.The attorney for the family of a black man shot to death by police as he held a cellphone says his clients are hoping an ...

Family says it is seeking justice for man killed by police

U.S. 03/03/19, 14:38

Relatives of a black man fatally shot by police officers while holding a cellphone say they will press their "pursuit of justice" after prosecutors in California declined to bring charges against the officers.Stephon Clark's family reacted with anger and dismay to Saturday's announcement.They scheduled a Sunday afternoon news conference with ...

No charges for police who shot 22-year-old California man

California 03/03/19, 00:33

Two Sacramento police officers won't face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents' yard and started a series of angry protests that roiled California's capital city, the county's top prosecutor announced Saturday following a nearly yearlong investigation. Officers Terrance Mercadal ...

Update: No charges for officers who shot Stephon Clark

U.S. 03/02/19, 16:15

The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local):1:10 p.m.Two Sacramento police officers will not face criminal charges in last year's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man that brought nationwide protests.FILE - In ...

Bucks, Kings collaborate to address social injustice

Basketball 02/27/19, 16:51

Nearly a year after police fatally shot an unarmed black man in Sacramento and a series of protests ensued in California's capital, the Kings and Milwaukee Bucks collaborated on a daylong summit Wednesday to address social injustice and encourage engagement and thoughtful discussions to try to bring about change.The event ...

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