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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. 

June 30, 2020

CDCR’s response to the pandemic will come under scrutiny in a July 1 oversight hearing to be convened by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat who chairs the Senate Committee on Public Safety.

June 29, 2020

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat who chairs the Senate Public Safety Committee, said she intends to hold an oversight hearing but also expects that the Legislature will vote on the proposal by the Aug. 31 close of the legislative session.

June 25, 2020

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat who has long focused on prison matters, is calling for a Sacramento hearing on Wednesday to investigate the issue.

June 24, 2020

California’s Senate Committee on Public Safety has scheduled the hearing for July 1, said committee Chair Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who said the transfer of inmates from the Chino prison “raises serious questions” about the system’s management of the virus.

June 24, 2020

On Tuesday, State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), chair of the committee, announced the formation of an oversight committee to explore the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s “current and future plans for handling of the outbreak,” as well as causes of outbreaks in 19 state prisons.

June 24, 2020

State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), who chairs the Senate Public Safety Committee, plans to hold an oversight hearing next Wednesday. She says the outbreak at San Quentin raises “serious questions” about the Department of Corrections’ management.