Posted 24.May 2019

DR. SHIRLEY WEBER AMENDS AB 392 TO REFLECT COLLABORATION WITH CALIFORNIA’S LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

For Immediate Release:
May 24, 2019
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Ian Anderson
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DR. SHIRLEY WEBER AMENDS AB 392 TO REFLECT COLLABORATION WITH
CALIFORNIA’S LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY
The Newly Amended AB 392 Will Strengthen The State’s Current Standard For Authorizing The Use Of
Force

Sacramento, CA – After nearly a year of discussions and negotiations around proposed legislation to
address the use of force, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and the supporters of AB 392 put forward
amended bill language that reflects a compromise with a statewide coalition of law enforcement
organizations.

“We are grateful that Dr. Weber and the ACLU shared our commitment to collaboration,” said Brian
Marvel, President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC). “Together, AB 392
and SB 230 create a legislative package that will do more than any other state legislation to achieve
better outcomes and minimize the use of force in our communities.
“The best public policies aren’t made in a vacuum,” said Ron Lawrence, President of the California Police
Chiefs Association (CPCA). “AB 392 now reflects the shared experiences, perspectives and expertise
from everyone at the table, from families and communities to the officers who have sworn to serve and
protect them.”

“For the past year the law enforcement community has been working with Dr. Weber, the ACLU,
community leaders, and state legislators to develop a legislative solution that will help to minimize the
use of force and keep everyone in our communities safe.” said Rick LaBeske, President of the California
Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP). “As a result, informed and thoughtful amendments were
made to both SB 230 and AB 392 to resolve conflicts and create a unified solution that all Californians
can champion proudly.”
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