Senate Bills 715 and 387, authored by state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-Pasadena), were approved this week by the Senate Public Safety Committee.

SB 715 addresses the validity of a hunting license and independent review of gun possession disputes. SB 387 is aimed at improving community policing and public safety outcomes through an appropriate curriculum requirement for police officers.

SB 715 clarifies what qualifies as an unarmed civilian to prompt investigations of officer-involved shootings by the Attorney General’s Office. It would authorize the state prosecutor to investigate and gather facts in an incident involving a shooting by a peace officer that results in the death of a civilian if there is a reasonable dispute as to whether that civilian was armed. Existing law, AB

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