(Weber) Floor: 45-27-8
Since the police killings of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford, and so many others, the Movement for Black Lives has shined a bright light on the desperate need for systemic changes to policing nationwide. Sadly, in 2015, California had the highest number of officer-involved killings in the nation. A 2015 report by one California police department found that blacks were stopped twice as often as their peers, and that blacks and Latinos were searched at rates vastly exceeding those of white people. AB953 — the Racial and Identity Profiling Act — establishes a statewide system for collecting data on police stops and creates an advisory board to develop solutions that address and prevent racial profiling in the state.