Tuesday, October 29, 2019

PORAC Opposes Federal Legislation Implementing New Use of Force Standard for Federal Officers

This month, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna’s  Police Exercising Absolute Care With Everyone Act of 2019 (H.R. 4359), was referred to the House Sub-committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. On that same date, the Peace Officers Research Association of California’s Board of Directors sent Rep. Khanna a letter outlining PORAC’s opposition.  

Simply put, H.R. 439 would fundamentally alter the long standing use of force standard established by the United States Supreme Court in Connor v. Graham. As PORAC’s letter highlights, this proposed legislation would “criminalize the practice of public safety in our communities.”

You can read the entire letter below: