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California Bill To Change Standard On Police Deadly Force Advances

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California Bill To Change Standard On Police Deadly Force Advances
Assembly Bill 931 — also known as the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act — passed its first policy committee Tuesday.
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Some California lawmakers are looking to change the standard for when police officers can use deadly force.

According to The Sacramento Bee, Assembly Bill 931 — also known as the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act — passed its first policy committee Tuesday.

The outlet says, if the bill becomes law, the new legislation would change the state's use of lethal force standard from "reasonable" to "necessary."

Assemblymember Shirley Weber first introduced the bill in April, saying it's time to update the state's "reasonable force standard." 

But law enforcement organizations aren't on the same page about the legislation. They argue it could put officers and the public in danger.