Calif. bill banning use of police K-9s for arrests, crowd control passes 1st vote
The bill passed on a 6-2 vote and will now advance to the Assembly Appropriations Committee
By Bill Carey
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill banning the use of K-9s for arrests and crowd control has passed its first vote and moved out of a committee in the California Assembly.
Assembly Bill 742 passed on a 6-2 vote in the Public Safety Committee, KRCA reported. The bill prevents the use of police K-9s for the purpose of arrest, apprehension, or crowd control in the following ways:
No use of an unleashed K-9 to arrest or apprehend a person.
No use of a K-9 for crowd control at any assembly, protest, or demonstration.
A K-9 cannot be used in any circumstance to bite.
The bill will now advance to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.