A podcast about California’s attempt to reduce police shootings | CALmatters
Cal Matters reporter Laurel Rosenhall explores California’s attempt to curb police shootings as politicians consider the nation’s toughest statewide standard for justifying deadly force.
Now that California has passed new laws meant to reduce police shootings, a key question is how much difference they’ll make in the ways officers respond to calls to help people in mental crisis. We discuss that question with Gov. Gavin Newsom, and examine two shootings from the past—one that the new law would likely prohibit, and another that it seems less likely to change.