Holly J. Mitchell

As high-profile incidents fade from the headlines, California lawmakers move away from police accountability bills

As high-profile incidents fade from the headlines, California lawmakers move away from police accountability bills

In the nearly three years since nationwide protests erupted after a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot and killed teenager Michael Brown, state lawmakers introduced multiple bills designed to overhaul how much Californians are allowed to know about officer-involved shootings and internal investigations, and increase access to body camera videos.

But most of the major efforts have failed, and this year civil rights and pro-transparency groups have been unable to find a legislator willing to try to unwind some of the state’s strict protections against...

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