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Video: Policing in California

By Stephanie Barton

PPIC’s Deepak Premkumar and Magnus Lofstrom discuss new reports that examine racial disparities in law enforcement stops and analyze police use of force and misconduct.

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Police Use of Force and Misconduct in California

By Deepak Premkumar, Alexandria Gumbs, Shannon McConville, Renee Hsia

Nearly 200 Californians die each year in police encounters. Amid growing concern over civilian deaths and racial injustice, we examine what the existing data can—and cannot—tell us about police use of force and misconduct. We also offer recommendations for strengthening the state’s ongoing efforts to improve police transparency and accountability.

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Video: Preview of the California Primary

By Susan Gluss

Gavin Newsom surges ahead as likely voters' top choice for governor. Voters' main issue is immigration, followed by gun control and school safety.

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Video: Countdown to the Primary

Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa are the top two candidates in the June primary for governor. But 24 percent of likely voters are still undecided.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

PPIC's latest survey looks at Californians' preferences in the 2018 gubernatorial and US Senate races as well as candidate favorability levels. It gauges opinions on the state budget situation and sexual misconduct in the state legislature. It also tracks approval of state and federal elected officials and views on immigration policy.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Lunna Lopes

Key findings from the current survey: In California’s gubernatorial race, Democrats Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa are in a virtual tie—but a quarter of likely voters are undecided. In the US Senate race, Dianne Feinstein leads fellow Democrat Kevin de León by double digits.

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Video: Legislative Leaders Address Sexual Misconduct

By Linda Strean

Three state leaders describe their priorities for this year, including changes needed—in process and culture—to address allegations of sexual misconduct in the legislature.

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