A 2021 California law requires the Attorney General’s Office to investigate every fatal use of force by police officers against unarmed people.
The law, adopted after a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd in public, was meant to counter the perceived bias of local district attorneys who previously reviewed officer-involved shootings.
CalMatters is keeping track of the cases and requesting investigative records related to each incident. Here are summaries of each case under review by the Department of Justice.
Do you have a news tip to share with us?
Share confidential news tips or sensitive information to us through a secure channel.