Victims of police violence, their families could receive restitution in Calif. under a new bill

(CNN) — California could become one of the first states to extend compensation to victims of police violence and their families.

If Assembly Bill 767 is passed, the state’s victim compensation board would explicitly list excessive use of force by police among crimes eligible for compensation, said bill co-author Assemblymember Tim Grayson.

In California, victims of violent crimes such as sexual assault, human trafficking or robbery are eligible for restitution and support…

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