Coming soon: Force of Law, a new podcast on the debate over police shootings in California

After Sacramento police shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was in his grandparents’ backyard, activists set out to change California law. They want to make it harder to legally justify police shootings. That’s sparked a heated debate in the state Capitol between the powerful police lobby and families whose loved ones have died at the hands of law enforcement.

Force of Law, a new podcast series by CALmatters and Studio To Be, will follow the issue all year as California politicians decide whether to approve the nation’s toughest statewide standard for justifying deadly force. Reporter Laurel Rosenhall brings you the stories of victims’ families, officers on the front lines and politicians attempting to curb police shootings.

Listen to the trailer here:

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