(Sacramento, California) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D- South Los Angeles) announced HR-12, a resolution recognizing the first week of February as Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, passed off the Assembly floor.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech wherein Dr. King speaks to a nation embroiled in a seminal debate on the issue of race equality in America.
The Governor's budget announcement today is a testament to government working diligently and working through the major issues presented by a global pandemic, which remains a threat to the health of our citizens and our statewide e
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D- South Los Angeles) announces the formation of his Law Enforcement Advisory Council naming Mike Jimenez, retired President of California Correctional Peace Officers Association, and Keith L. Williams, Ph.D., Chief of Kinloch Police Department, as the first two members.
It has been announced that my colleague, State Senator Steve Bradford, has been appointed as the Chair of the California Senate's Public Safety Committee marking the first-time in our state's history both the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees are chaired by African Americans.
SACRAMENTO, California – (December 7, 2020) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced AB 89, The Peace officer Education and Age Conditions for Employment (PEACE) Act, a bill that would require new recruits for police departments and prison guard service obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or reach age 25 before serving as a
Anyone who wants to be a police officer in California would have to get a bachelor’s degree or turn 25 before starting their careers under a proposed new law.
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, who planned to introduce the proposal Monday, said the change could help reduce the number of times police officers shoot or hurt people.
“These jobs are complex, they’re difficult, and we should not just hand them over to people who haven’t fully developed themselves,” said Jones-Sawyer, who is chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.