Friday, May 28, 2021

California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad Officers

California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad Officers

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SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

But even some supporters made it clear the Senate-approved bill needs more work in the Assembly to clear up what they called vague language and rebalance a disciplinary board they said could be biased against law enforcement.

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