One of the proposed bills would have required settlements and judgements from allegations of improper police conduct to be made public.

California Governor Gavin Newsom (then Lieutenant Governor) riding in the Golden State Warriors Parade in Oakland, California 6/12/18

By Antonio R. Harvey

On Oct. 8, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he has vetoed several bills authored by members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), including Assemblymember Kevin McCarty’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Bill (AB) 603.

AB 603 would require municipalities to annually post on their websites information relating to settlements and judgments resulting from allegations of improper police conduct. 

The information includes amounts paid, broken down by individual settlement and judgment, and information on bonds used to finance use-of-force settlement and judgment payments.

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