San Diego Assemblymember Shirley Weber Authored Bill
California:first-ever bill to collect, analyze, and make public data on all police stops
On Friday, October 3, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 into California law.
Written by San Diego’s own Assemblymember Shirley Weber, AB 953 now requires law enforcement agencies to collect basic information on police stops in response to growing concerns about racial profiling and police misconduct.
“I am grateful to the Governor – who along with his father has been on the forefront of civil rights issues for the last half century – for his careful consideration and for his support for this bill,” Weber said.
“AB 953 will be the state’s first step toward not only understanding the problem of racial profiling, but also toward formulating policies to reduce the practice and its devastating consequences. California is going in a new direction on this issue; hopefully, this will set an example for other states.”