The Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021
Under current state law, a peace officer can only have their certificate revoked if the certificate was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation or issued as a result of administrative error.
SB2 creates a fair and impartial statewide process (with due process safeguards) to revoke a law enforcement officer’s certification for certain serious acts of misconduct or criminal convictions. California is one of four states in the U.S. without a process to decertify law enforcement.
Law enforcement engaging in racist and abusive behavior, excessive force, sexual misconduct, and dishonesty create unsafe communities. California has an obligation to ensure their badges are permanently taken away when they commit serious misconduct, removing them from patrolling our streets.
Allowing the police to police themselves has proven to be dangerous and leads to added distrust between communities of color and law enforcement.
THIS BILL PASSED IN THE CA SENATE.
LET’S GET IT PASSED IN THE CA ASSEMBLY!
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