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New California Law Says Police Should Kill Only When 'Necessary'

New California Law Says Police Should Kill Only When 'Necessary'

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Police officers in California will be required to use lethal force only as a "necessary" response to a threat — not merely as an "objectively reasonable" one — under legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Monday. Under the tighter standard, deadly force is legal only in instances where …

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