New law aiming to reduce police killings heading to governor’s desk
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new law called the California Act to Save Lives (AB 392), aiming to reduce police killings by training officers to only use deadly force when necessary.
San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber introduced the bill as a “common sense bill” modeled after practices already in use in some departments.
In-studio today to speak on the matter is President of San Diego Police Officers Association Jack Schaeffer.
“The ultimate decision is made by the subject we’re talking to whether force is used or not,” says Schaeffer. He adds that the bill has been amended “that made it so we can actually live up to the standards that they’ve written.”