CLBC condemns Rancho Cordova Officer’s actions against unarmed teen

April 29, 2020

 

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) issued the following statement in response to the incident involving a Rancho Cordova police officer:

 

"The video of the Rancho Cordova police officer repeatedly hitting and slapping a much smaller unarmed 14year-old boy is disturbing to us as parents and frustrating to us as lawmakers. Over the last few years, the Legislature has made clear their expectations about the appropriate use of force and the need to find alternatives, especially when it comes to unarmed minors. Even with the information provided in the Rancho Cordova Police Department's statement, this use of force is in no way proportional to the suspected crime or justified by the actions of the child. We will monitor this situation closely and expect that the officer will be held accountable for the abusive actions taken in the name of public safety."