Death in San Leandro

San Leandro police’s shooting of Steven Taylor will test California’s new law for use of deadly force by police and could result in a statewide police accountability standard if the Attorney General steps into the case

Steven Taylor killed by police in San Leandro California, April 18, 2020.
Steven Taylor killed by police in San Leandro California, April 18, 2020.
Steven Taylor killed by police in San Leandro California, April 18, 2020. Photo Courtesy of S. Lee Merritt

Mental Illness Should Not Be A Death Sentence with Police

Gwen Woods with her son Mario Wood (inset)
Gwen Woods with her son Mario Wood (inset)
Gwen Woods and her son, Mario Woods (inset)
Courtesy: ABC News

California’s New Law

Death in Alameda County

2018 Police Killings in Oakland

The Conflict of Interest

A Test for California Law

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