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  • California Senate OKs state reviews for police shootings

    Don Thompson and Adam Beam, The Associated Press|Updated Sep 4, 2020

    The California Senate voted Sunday, Aug. 30, to require the state’s top prosecutor to investigate all police shootings that kill an unarmed civilian, advancing one of the highest profile reforms introduced this year in response to the killing of George Floyd. The Senate OK’d the bill despite opposition from Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who called a previous version of the bill “untenable and unreasonable” because it would cost his office up to $80 million a year. But the legislation had enough votes to pass the Senate wit...