Governor Signs Custodial Interrogations and Security Services Reporting Bills Public

For immediate release:

Sacramento, CA – This week, Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill, AB-2644 Custodial interrogation and AB 2515 relating to proprietary security services reporting.

AB 2644 would prohibit the use of statements made by youth (17 years of age or younger) as evidence in criminal or juvenile court proceedings if they were made during interrogations where law enforcement used threats, physical harm, deception, or psychologically manipulative tactics. The bill aims to further a national movement to confront this serious issue of law enforcements’ use of deceptive interrogation tactics on youth.

“AB 2644 helps prevent youth from entering a dark and dismal pipeline that is our prison system,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “My first job out of college was working in juvenile hall and that is why this bill is so close to my heart.”

AB 2515 would require a person registered as a proprietary private security officer to deliver a written report to the director describing the circumstances surrounding the discharge of any firearm, or physical altercation with a member of the public while on duty, in a manner similar to the above-described report required from a person licensed as a private patrol operator.

“AB 2515 increases accountability and rapid response to urgent circumstances,” said Holden.