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Victims of police violence and their families could receive restitution in California under a new bill

Source: CNN, by Scottie Andrew

“AB 767 is California’s opportunity to demonstrate that we value the lives and experiences of all victims, and particularly Black and brown victims of police violence,” the assemblymember said in a news conference with state lawmakers, nonprofit leaders and family members of victims killed by police.

California could become one of the first states to extend compensation to victims of police violence and their families.

If Assembly Bill 767 is passed, the state’s victim compensation board would explicitly list excessive use of force by police among crimes eligible for compensation, said bill co-author Assemblymember Tim Grayson.