A new California bill would require a 4-year degree to become a cop

“Studies have shown that a college education reduces the likelihood of using excessive force significantly,” Jones-Sawyer told San Francisco’s KGO-TV. “We should have the best and the brightest who carry a gun and have to make life and death decisions.

His bill, introduced in the California Assembly on Monday, cites several studies showing a negative correlation between a police officer’s age and their likelihood to use deadly force, suggesting that “high rate” officers involved in multiple instances of violence typically tend to be younger, and indicating that officers who have completed a bachelor’s degree “were less likely to use physical force than officers with only a high school graduation.”

MIC A new California bill would require a 4-year degree to become a cop