VALLEJO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to a recent officer-involved shooting death by Vallejo police and the state Department of Justice’s announcement that it would review the Vallejo department’s policies and procedures on the use of lethal force:
“I appreciate the Attorney General coming in to review and help reform the Vallejo Police Department,” Sen. Dodd said. “From use of force, to elimination of bias and improving training, it’s critical that we have an outside review.”
SACRAMENTO – A proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, to legalize sports betting in California, taking the practice out of the shadows and generating hundreds of millions of dollars for the state budget deficit, cleared a key committee Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today acknowledged the month of June as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness month in recognition of a serious and growing crisis in California.
“Understanding the pervasive nature of this problem as well as the warning signs are critical steps toward prevention,” Sen. Dodd said. “Because sadly, not a day goes by without reports of horrific cases of abuse or exploitation of the elderly or adults with disabilities.”
SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from senators Bill Dodd and Steven Glazer to ensure critical facilities such as hospitals, fire stations and water treatment plants can operate during wildfire-inspired electric utility power shutoffs such as those used last year by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.