Posted 18.May 2019

SB 230 – California’s Bill to Reduce the Use of Force Advances out of Senate Appropriations Committee

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2019

Contact:
Chris Steele
(916) 928-3777
CSteele@porac.org

SB 230 – California’s Bill to Reduce the Use of Force Advances out of Senate
Appropriations Committee

Precedent-Setting Use of Force Legislation Forges Ahead in California

Sacramento, CA – SB 230 (Caballero) – the California use of force bill that would set a national
precedent by requiring consistent policies and mandatory training standards for all 500 California law enforcement agencies – advanced out of the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday and will proceed to a vote on the Senate floor.

“California has the opportunity and more importantly, the moral obligation, to continue to fight for
legislative change that protects our families, officers and communities,” said Senator Anna Caballero.
“Senate Bill 230 is a solution that Californians can all stand behind and together pave the way forward for the rest of the nation.”

“The best public policy is made when we work together,” said Brian Marvel, President of the Peace
Officers Research Association of California (PORAC). “SB 230 is a result of California’s collective
experiences, perspectives and scientific expertise – it is the comprehensive solution that our
communities and officers deserve.”

“This legislation represents our commitment to meaningful change through collaboration,” said Ron
Lawrence, President of the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA). “SB 230 will adopt nationally
recognized best practices with proven results to effectively reduce use of force in California and most importantly keep everyone in our communities safe.”

“SB 230 is the only legislation that will provide law enforcement officers with the tools and resources
they need to reduce use of force effectively,” said Rick LaBeske, President of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP). “It’s the solution that every Californian can champion together.”

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