Cycles

Episode 1 looks back at a decade of rising activism over police shootings, leading to the push for a new law in California.

Hundreds gather at the Sacramento District Attorney’s office on April 4, 2018 after police killed Stephon Clark. Photo by Vanessa S. Nelson, Capital Public Radio

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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