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California Act to Save Lives (AB 392)

Author: Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego)

Police officers should avoid using deadly force whenever possible. But, right now, officers can legally use deadly force and kill someone even when they have other alternatives. AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), will make clear that police officers should only use deadly force when they don’t have other options. It is a common-sense bill modeled after best practices already in place in some departments – and that we know work to reduce police killings and save lives. 

Sponsors: ACLU of California, Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, the Anti Police-Terror Project, the California Faculty Association, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, PICO California, PolicyLink, United Domestic Workers Association Local 3930, Youth Justice Los Angeles, California Families United 4 Justice and the STOP Coalition.

VICTORY >> Thank your state lawmakers for supporting AB 392.



Signed - Governor 


Passed - Senate Floor


Approved - Senate Public Safety Committee 


Passed - Assembly Floor


Approved - Assembly Public Safety Committee