Sacramento lawmakers want to make it easier to indict officers using deadly force

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Demonstrators protest the police shooting of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California, U.S., March 30, 2018. Credit: REUTERS/Bob Strong.

The Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark won’t face criminal charges. Now California’s attorney general has to decide whether to indict. This shooting has put a new focus on two pieces of legislation in Sacramento aimed at curbing police shootings. One is backed by the police, and it would require more police training on the use of deadly force. The other bill is backed by civil rights groups and families who have lost loved ones in police shootings. It was introduced by San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber.