Residents in Los Angeles County have long asked for law enforcement officials to be held accountable, when their civil rights are violated. CA Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law giving courts greater authority to issue injunctions, against police departments, that have a history of civil rights violations.
The first department that would fall into this category? The Los Angeles Police Department, who just came out of a federal decree, last year.
Assembly Bill 2634, by Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, allows a victim of a civil rights violation at the hands of a police officer to seek injunctive relief to eliminate the offending pattern or practice from the department.
The community speculates that Asm. Bradford is preparing to run for the Senate seat currently occupied by Rod Wright, who is scheduled to be sentenced this week for not living in the district he represents.
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