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Tucson School Board reviewing the SRO program and school safety strategies.

Tucson
AZ
ACTORS
School Board
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Police Free Schools

AB 1215: The Body Camera Accountability Act stops police from adding facial recognition and other biometric surveillance tech to body cameras.

All
CA
ACTORS
Governor, State Senate
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Technology/Surveillance

AB 1332 "The Sanctuary State Contracting and Investment Act" would bar local and state agencies in California from contracting with companies that provide data brokering or data processing tools to ICE and CBP.

CA
ACTORS
California Legislature
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
None

AB-118 C.R.I.S.E.S. Grant Pilot Program would ensure that 90% of funding from the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act for crisis first response would go to community-based organizations instead of law enforcement.

All
CA
ACTORS
State Legislature
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Community Based Safety Strategy

AB-988 The Miles Hall Lifeline Act would establish a 988 suicide and mental health crisis hotline to connect callers to mental health workers instead of police.

All
CA
ACTORS
State Legislature
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Community Based Safety Strategy

Berkeley City Council passed budget with $9.2 million cut from police.

Berkeley
CA
ACTORS
City Council, Mayor
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Budget/Reinvestment

Berkeley City Council passed proposal to use unarmed employees of new equity-focused Berkeley Department of Transportation (BerkDOT) to make traffic stops instead of Berkeley Police officers.

Berkeley
CA
ACTORS
City Council
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Community Based Safety Strategy

California State legislature passed the C.R.I.S.E.S. (Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems) - Act AB 2054. This bill will create a pilot grant program for community-led interventions to crises involving mental health, homelessness, domestic abuse.

CA
ACTORS
State legislators
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
None

Due to community organizing, LAPD scrapped its predictive policing program LASER and its use of “Chronic Offender Bulletins,” which assigns a “score” to persons on the COB list according to gang affiliation, parole/probation status, arrests, or other “quality” police contact.

Los Angeles
CA
ACTORS
LAPD
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Technology/Surveillance

LA City Council passed motion creating "crisis response plan" -- the plan replaces LAPD officers with unarmed, non-law enforcement agencies responsible for responding to non-violent calls for service.

Los Angeles
CA
ACTORS
City Council
RESOURCE TYPE
Policy/Legislation
TOPICS
Community Based Safety Strategy