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California tightens restrictions on police use of lethal force

Reuters Tuesday, 20 August 2019
California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
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News video: California Enacts Law On Police Use Of Lethal Force Only When 'Necessary'

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California is changing its standards for when police can kill under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, as it tries to deter police shootings of young minority men that have roiled the nation.

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