Trial Opens in Deputies’ Shooting of Teen Who Called 911 in Distress

Two California police officers acted within the scope of their training when they shot and killed Matthew Tucker after responding to his family’s call seeking emergency support for him, an attorney for the officers said Tuesday during opening statements in their federal wrongful death jury trial.

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California Police Accountability Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

In the final days of the legislative session, California lawmakers passed a set of bills calling for tougher regulations on police conduct, including opening some police misconduct records, protecting health privacy information from warrantless searches and regulating police acquisition of military-grade equipment.

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