CA Police Chief Scolds State Lawmakers for 'Outrageous' Anti-Cop Policies
A California police chief spoke out on "Fox & Friends" Thursday in opposition to a bill that would change the law around the use of deadly force by police officers.
Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson explained that the state assembly's proposal would change the legal standard for when an officer can use his weapon. The current language states an officer can do so when it is "reasonable," but the proposal would change that language to "necessary."
Richardson told Ainsley Earhardt that such a change would subject an officer's actions "Monday morning quarterback" opinions.
"Of course there’s always going to be another way: if we don’t respond. That’s one way to prevent any type of force from being used," he said, cautioning that the new law could make officers hesitate before responding and hurt efforts to recruit and keep officers.
"Is all of law enforcement good? No, there are some bad apples out there, but the majority of us are good and we're trying to do the right thing," he said, adding he plans to move out of California in the coming years because of "outrageous" policies in the state.
He also fondly remembered Cpl. Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant from Fiji and father who was murdered last December by an illegal immigrant he stopped for drunk-driving.
Watch the discussion above.