Gov. Newsom signs legislation to restrict police officers’ use of deadly force

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Police shooting practice. Credit: Pixabay. 

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force. Now they can do so only when it’s “necessary,” rather than when it’s merely “reasonable.” Politico's Jeremy White calls it "one of the nation’s toughest police use-of-force standards." 



  • Jeremy White - Politico reporter who covers California politics