California’s new top cop has to make some big policing decisions soon. No one knows what he’ll do
The Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2017

“During his first four months as state attorney general, Xavier Becerra positioned himself at the front of the legal vanguard against the Trump administration’s actions on immigration, healthcare and climate change.

“But he has said little about an issue essential to his job as California’s top cop: policing.

“Becerra’s relative silence and thin history on law enforcement oversight after more than two decades in Congress have left civil rights advocates and police groups both hopeful and concerned about his tenure. Will Becerra become an accountability crusader or reaffirm the longstanding deference the state has given local departments, prosecutors and officers to manage their affairs?”

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