Ending Legal Protection for Law Enforcement in California
California is widely believed to be one of the most progressive states in the country. But it’s also home to some of the most unjust laws in the nation, which allow police officers and prison guards to commit violence and even murder while remaining insulated from accountability — specifically when it comes to police misconduct and violence against the public they are supposed to protect and serve.
One of the worst of these is the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBRA), commonly known as the “police officers bill of rights.” It provides cops in California facing criminal accusations with an extensive list of special loopholes and escape hatches that no other public employee or everyday citizen enjoys. These are not technically “rights,” but rather ways in which police can get away with murder and misconduct. Read more here.
California Prison Laws are notoriously unjust, failing to adequately protect inmates from violent criminal acts & other breaches against them by police officers. Justice Teams Network is campaigning against the protectionism afforded to police officers under current policies & laws.
A part of this, Justice Teams Network has launched a year long country-wide campaign aimed at educating communities about overly protective police officer laws and the devastating impacts they are having on prison inmates.