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State effort to decertify officers picks up political momentum

Original post made on Aug 20, 2021

California legislators are advancing a bill that would permanently strip badges from police officers found guilty of serious misconduct.

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Posted by Enough
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 20, 2021 at 12:33 pm

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This is something that should have happened years ago. Instead of arguing over the composition of the board, but off both extremes and do not let Police/Former Police sit on the board and also remover "victims of police misconduct". Set basic rules in place such as any office convicted of a felony or violent misdemeanor is automatically on the list and can appeal to be removed (if it was not part of the sentencing deal). It is interesting to see Chief Norris' position given that San Mateo, where he worked prior, has had officers that should have been decertified. There is also at least one office that comes to mind from Menlo Park that should have been decertified after found naked in a hotel room with a prostitute while on duty...

Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 20, 2021 at 1:32 pm

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About time.

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