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Police accountability bill from Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham passes committee

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Posted at 10:28 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-02 01:28:19-04

Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham announced on July 31 that his legislation for a police accountability bill passed in the State Senate Committee on Public Safety.

AB 1599 passed 6-0, according to the press release from his office.

“Our law enforcement officers do a very difficult job and most do it admirably," Cunningham said in the press release. "But there are instances when officers abuse their badge. AB 1599 is a common-sense measure. In cases where there are sustained findings of serious misconduct, the records should be made public. My hope is that this measure will increase trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

This bill specifically focuses on disclosure of records regarding sustained allegations of improper use of deadly force, sexual assault, or dishonesty on the job.