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State Government

From Net Neutrality To #MeToo, Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bills Into Law For Final Time

September 30, 2018 | Ben Adler

Brown saved some sweeping pieces of legislation until the end, including a net neutrality bill that immediately drew a lawsuit from the Trump administration, and a flurry of measures spurred by the Me Too movement.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

What Can Research Tell Us About Fatal Police Encounters?

April 18, 2018

A UC Davis sociologist explains the role research plays in understanding why some police and civilian encounters end fatally when others do not.

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State Government

California Lawmakers Look To Restrict Police Use Of Force After Sacramento Shooting

April 3, 2018 | Ben Bradford

The latest police shooting of an unarmed black man — the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento — has spurred the proposal of a new California law. It would change the almost 150-year-old definition of when an officer can apply deadly force.

Grand Juries Can Probe Police Shootings

January 11, 2017

(AP) - A California appeals court tossed out a law that banned grand juries from determining whether police officers involved in fatal shootings should face criminal charges.

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Sacramento City Council Approves Changes To Police Department Oversight

November 29, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

UPDATE 4:45 a.m.: The Sacramento City Council has approved a proposal to change how the city oversees its police department.

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