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Hallmark police reform bill faces tough road in California

Posted at 8:36 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 23:36:17-04

One of the hallmark bills of California lawmakers’ policing reform efforts faces an uncertain future as the Legislature races to adjourn for the year on Monday.

The bill would allow permanently stripping badges from officers found to have committed serious misconduct.

It is among 10 policing reform efforts that Democratic lawmakers promoted as a package on Wednesday, including banning the use of carotid or chokeholds and restricting the use of tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters.

Several had initial support from law enforcement organizations that now oppose measures they say go too far.