O'Donnell Releases Statement on SB 2 Vote

For immediate release:

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell’s statement regarding his vote on SB 2:

“I fully support creating a process for the de-certification of police officers who abuse and betray the public trust. But I have significant concerns that SB 2 lacks due process, and is not consistent with the due process we ensure for other professions and union members across our state. I shared with the author that addressing this concern would have gained my support and likely the support of many others.

“Regardless of whether SB 2 is passed by the Senate and signed into law, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure California has a fair and just de-certification process. It’s important that all Californians have high levels of trust in the officers who are sworn to protect and serve our communities.”

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Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.