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July 2, 2020

“The now major outbreak at San Quentin threatens the incarcerated people and staff there, but also Bay Area hospitals and residents,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who called for the informational hearing before the senate public safety committee on the spreading COVID-19 crisis in prisons.

July 2, 2020

“I do not want this to be just talk,” committee chair Sen. Nancy Skinner said. “I want to see action as a result. The entire state deserves that.”

July 2, 2020

“The plain fact is the virus is out of control at our state prison facilities and it is defying every curve we point to for progress,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

July 1, 2020

A new bill from Senator Nancy Skinner, SB 776, aims to build off of 2018’s SB 1421, by further increasing public access to long-hidden police records.

July 1, 2020

It’s time to put more teeth in a California law that requires disclosure of police records. State lawmakers who claim they want to reform policing should walk the talk by lining up behind a new, badly needed transparency bill authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

July 1, 2020

State Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced two bills regarding police reform Monday.

July 1, 2020

The California State Senate Monday introduced two new police reform bills that could change the face of state law enforcement.

June 30, 2020

Public access to police disciplinary and use-of-force cases in California would be greatly expanded under legislation released Monday, including records about racist and discriminatory acts by officers.

June 30, 2020

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced two new police reform bills on Monday that would provide more public access to misconduct records, and divert responses to some emergencies away from armed officers.

June 30, 2020

A California senator on Monday introduced two bills, which are aimed at expanding and strengthening a "landmark" police transparency law by adding a review of all use-of-force records and allegations of bias, as well as reforming the state's 911 system to direct social service calls away from police.