As lawmakers begin debating legislation that would give California the nation’s toughest statewide standard for justifying deadly force, we examine how the state got to this point. This episode looks back at the decade since police shot and killed Oscar Grant in Oakland, and the momentum created by last year’s death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento.

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Laurel covers California politics for CalMatters, with a focus on power and personalities in the state Capitol. She's been included in the Washington Post’s list of outstanding state politics reporters...