In order to fulfill their oaths to protect and serve in accordance with the expectations, we place on officers to run towards and not away from dangerous situations, qualified immunity grants legal protection for officers who, despite acting in accordance with the law and following their training, are constantly opening themselves up to legal liability. This protection allows officers to make critical split-second decisions without having to stop and think about the possible legal ramifications.
On the heels of a week-long protest in Minnesota following the tragic death of Daunte Wright and as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd continues, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ comments urging protesters “to get more confrontational” risk inciting violence and increasing the already deep divide between peace officers and those they serve.
ACTION ALERT! You can help to oppose Senate Bill 2 – dangerous legislation that would not only create an unfair and unreliable process for revoking an officer’s license to practice law enforcement but also reaches far beyond police licensing to include policies that would place even the most respectful officers at risk of being personally […]
Today, Senator Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 387– the Law Enforcement Academic and Recruitment Next (LEARN) Act – sponsored by the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA). The LEARN Act will create increased opportunities to recruit a more diverse pool of prospective officers, require more academic coursework as part of the required training each officer must receive, and provide financial resources for both prospective and current officers to pursue a college education that will help to prepare them for the rigors and adversities inherent to modern-day policing.
Email your representative now to request that they work collaboratively with law enforcement to find solutions on public safety legislation that will achieve the best outcome for law enforcement and the public. In the last few months of this truncated legislative session, more than two dozen bills were rapidly introduced that aimed […]