The “California Act to Save Lives” provides a clear definition for when peace officers can use deadly force.
When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Friends Meeting House, 520 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena
The California Act to Save Lives provides a clear definition for when peace officers can use deadly force. Introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and cosponsord by Assmblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), AB 392 requires that police officers only use deadly force when there is no reasonable alternative, including warnings, verbal persuasion, or other nonlethal methods to resolve or de-escalate a situation.
Concerned that the Weber bill should endanger police offers’ lives and threaten public safety, opponents have introduced SB 230, a competing measure that would increase officer training but would not limit the use of deadly force. Criminal justice reform advocates worry that this toothless alternative would sustain California’s epidemic of police shootings.
Joining our ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter’s public forum to discuss the merits of these bills will be, tentatively, Jennifer Rojas (ACLU SoCal staff attorney), Cheryl Dorsey (retired LAPD sergeant), and a family member of police shooting victim. Moderating will be Kris Olkershauser, a long-time leader of our chapter.
• Cheryl Dorsey, Retired Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant, author of “Black and Blue: The Creation of a Social Advocate”
• Jennifer Rojas, Community Engagement and Advocacy Officer, ACLU of Southern California.
• Anya Slaughter, mother of Kendrec McDade, a victim of a police shooting in Pasadena
• Kris Ockershauser, ACLU Southern California Pasadena-Foothills Chapter, founder of Coalition for Increased Civilian Oversity of Pasadena Police, and POP! Board Member, Moderator.
The event is free and open to the public
Cosponsors: ACLU SoCal Pasadena/Foothills Chapter
CICOPP • League of Women Voters, Pasadena Area • LA Progressive, NAACP Pasadena • POP!
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