ABOUT THE BILL
CA Assembly Bill 392
AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives
California leads the nation in use of force. Law enforcement officers kill more people in California than in any other U.S. state.
AB 392: The California Act to Save Lives, will save lives and prevent deadly tragedies. Introduced by San Diego Assemblymember Shirley Weber, AB 392 will reduce the number of police killings by allowing the use of deadly force ONLY when there is an imminent threat to an officer or someone else - and there are no other viable alternatives.
AB 392 WILL:
Restrict when police can use deadly force.
Require de-escalation whenever possible.
Hold officers accountable for using deadly force that is not necessary.
AB 392 Will Save Lives
62.7% OF UNARMED PEOPLE KILLED BY POLICE IN THE U.S. ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR
60% OF BLACK WOMEN KILLED BY POLICE NATIONWIDE WERE UNARMED
NATIONWIDE, YOUNG BLACK MEN ARE 21 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED BY POLICE THAN YOUNG WHITE MEN
In 2017, law enforcement in California shot and killed 162 people.
Half of the people killed were not armed with a gun. Over 20 other people were killed with another type of force, such as a taser.
Of the 15 law enforcement agencies with the highest per capita rates of use of force killings in the U.S., five are in California: Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, San Bernardino and
Kern County has the highest rate of law enforcement use of force killings in the nation.
LA County leads the nation in use of force homicides with at least 854 people killed between January 2000 and December 2017.
The LAPD and LA County Sheriffs lead all other U.S. departments in the number of deaths.
In 2017, the LAPD killed three times as many people as the NYPD, even though LA has only 1/4 as many police.
LA County is 9% Black, but 28% of the people killed are Black.