From Bill to Law

Episode 5 also includes a discussion among the reporters and editors making Force of Law. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020.

Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, left, that he signed into law to limit the use of lethal force by law enforcement. At right, Stevante Clark holds up a photo of his brother Stephon, whose death inspired the new law. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo

As California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs the bill setting a tougher standard for police to use deadly force, the team behind Force Of Law discusses what we’ve learned in reporting this series and what we have in store for the rest of the season. 

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