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An Act to amend Section 7286 of the Government Code, and to amend Sections 148 and 408 of the Penal Code, relating to law enforcement.




(1) requires each law enforcement agency to expand the agency’s use of force policy to include clear and specific guidelines under which officers may use “kettling” or “corralling”,(2) prohibits officers from failing to wear, or intentionally acting to obscure or conceal information on, a badge while on duty. (3) prohibits law enforcement officers from using force on individuals engaged in, or members of the press covering, a lawful assembly or protest,officers intentionally violated this policy will be suspended,(4) authorizes a person who is detained or arrested for engaging in an act that is exempt as described above to recover actual damages, punitive damages not exceeding $25,000 per violation, and reasonable attorney’s fees, in addition to any other remedy at law.