California Lawmakers Failed To Pass Meaningful Police Reform Bills, Activists SayThe flurry of legislation came in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people across the US this year -- incidents which ignited months of protests and calls for social justice.
Police Unions Help Defeat California Bill On Removing Problem CopsPolice unions and other law enforcement organizations went into overdrive to thwart a measure that would have added California to the majority of states that can end the careers of officers with troubled histories.
California Bill To Permanently Strip Badges From 'Bad Officers' FailsA bill that would allow "bad officers" to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature on Monday as state lawmakers could not muster enough support to pass one of the year's top policing reform bills.
California Considers Police Reforms As Session End NearsCounty supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
California Eyes 11 Police Reforms After George Floyd's DeathCalifornia lawmakers are pushing to enact nearly a dozen policing reform laws driven by nationwide outrage and protests after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in May. Lawmakers have until Aug. 31 to approve and send legislation to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
West Sacramento Shifts Money Within Police Department To Crisis Intervention TeamWest Sacramento is restructuring its police department by shifting money away from police officers and putting it toward a crisis intervention team.
NorCal City Moves Toward Removing Police From Traffic StopsThe city of Berkeley moved forward Wednesday with a proposal to eliminate police from conducting traffic stops and instead use unarmed civilian city workers as part of a broad overhaul of law enforcement.
Davis Councilmember Proposing Replacing ‘Police’ With ‘Community Safety Department’"It sends a signal that we’re serious," Councilmember Will Arnold said.
Sacramento City Council Discusses Potential Police Reforms Inspired By ProtestsThe Sacramento City Council held their much-anticipated meeting surrounding possible police reform in the City of Sacramento Wednesday. 
Stockton Unified School District Police Department Facing EliminationThe school district is one of only a few across the state that runs their own police department.
Lawmakers Use Protest Momentum To Push State Racial ReformsThe racial reckoning sweeping the country after the killing of George Floyd in police custody has generated momentum at state capitols for widespread reforms addressing a range of inequities.