Police officers deployed at a Los Angeles parade. (Photo: Betto Rodrigues)
OPINION: California’s Assembly Bill 931, which would modify the state legal standard governing police officers’ use of deadly force, is a promising advance on existing law, but the current proposal is deeply flawed. To meaningfully reform police practices and properly regulate the use of deadly force, some significant amendments are necessary.
The $130 billion budget Gov. Jerry Brown will unveil Thursday will largely be a yawner. Relatively speaking anyway.
There’ll be no deluge of doom-and-gloom denunciations over the draconian measures the Democratic governor proposes as there were two years ago when the state faced an estimated $26.6 billion gap between revenues and spending commitments.