Press Releases

Statement on George Floyd Trial Verdict

Today's guilty verdict shows that no one, including a police officer, is above the law. The immediacy of the jury's conclusion indicates the evidence was overwhelming and that body cameras play a vital role in providing a truthful perspective on what occurs during police interactions.

New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Excessive Bail Bond Fees

AB 1347 Will Protect Against Predatory Tactics
(Sacramento - February 24, 2021) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D–South Los Angeles) and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) introduced Assembly Bill 1347, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, to eliminate the bail industry’s practice of charging add-on premiums through “renewal fees.”

Dr. King’s Legacy

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.

Public Safety Chair Seeks to Increase Officer Standards, Protecting Public from Excessive Force

Consistent with Science, New Standards to Serve As Safe-Guards to Protect the Public

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