Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove Statement on Governor Newsom Signing AB 392 into Law

Monday, August 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Monday, August 19, 2019) – California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) praised Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing Assembly Bill 392, a law that clarifies when police officers may use deadly force.

“This bill is long overdue and will give California the strongest use-of-force standard in the country. Just last week, the Los Angeles Times stated that ‘about 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police.’”

Assembly Bill 392 also will expand the scope of investigations around lethal incidents. Current law permits only the moment deadly force is used to be considered when determining the legality of an officer’s actions. The bill allows all circumstances of the killing to be examined.

AB 392 was authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). The bill passed the State Assembly with a 68-0 vote and the State Senate by 34-3. Governor Newsom signed the legislation into law this morning, Monday, August 19.

For more information about this issue or to schedule an interview with Assemblyemember Kamlager-Dove, contact Alina Evans at (831) 331-8468.

CONTACT: Alina Evans, Alina.Evans@asm.ca.gov or 916-319-2054

Assembly District 54 consists of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, the Crenshaw District, Century City, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and parts of South Los Angeles and Inglewood