POLICING LOS ANGELES FORUM: AB-392: Big Changes in California Law Regarding Police Use of Force

In the wake of myriad controversial police shootings of unarmed people, the California Legislature enacted AB-392, The California Act to Save Lives.  AB-392 changes the legal standard for the use of deadly force by law enforcement from “reasonableness” to “necessity.” As such, a police officer is no longer justified in shooting a suspect or person in crisis unless there are no other less violent alternatives.  Remarkably, police unions, which have historically lobbied against such a change, did not oppose AB-392.  The panel will discuss the new standard and its expected impact on police shootings in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, October 29 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Loyola Law School, Lack Reading Room