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Now more than ever, Americans have seen the dangers of having the world’s largest prison population and police departments that too often rely on violence, with Black and Latino people being the primary victims. 

Throughout his career, Reggie has fought for a fairer and more just criminal justice system by encouraging alternatives to incarceration, enacting critical police reform, and promoting restorative justice. It’s why the ACLU called Reggie a “champion” for spearheading these pioneering initiatives in the State Legislature. On the City Council, Reggie will continue to fight for a modern, holistic vision of safer communities-- reducing mass incarceration, ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and ensuring police accountability.

As Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety and the Assembly Select Committee on Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Reggie has helped enact countless laws that have improved our criminal justice system, including:

  • Led the way to secure nearly $100 million for recidivism reduction grants. 

  • Joint-authored the law that would have moved California away from money bail to a risk-based assessment system.

  • Authored a duo of laws that eliminated mandatory minimum jail requirements for certain low-level drug crimes.

  • Co-authored legislation that revised the standards governing the appropriate use of force for law enforcement.

  • Co-authored legislation that makes police officer records available for a Public Records Act request if they are related to firing a weapon, deadly or serious force, sexual assault or dishonesty by the officer.

  • Authored a law to require people to get a bachelor's degree or turn 25 before becoming a police officer.

  • Authored legislation that provided over $50 million in grant funds to community organizations providing trauma-informed diversion programs to justice-involved youth in lieu of them being arrested.

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