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Use of Force

In late 2015, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 71, adding Government Code (GC) section 12525.2. This new statute mandates law enforcement agencies (LEA) in California to report use of force incidents that result in serious bodily injury or death or involved the discharge of a firearm. Effective January 1, 2016, all LEAs were required to begin collecting data on use of force incidents for submittal to the Department of Justice (DOJ) beginning January 1, 2017.

The UCLA Police Department complies with this reporting requirement and reports all qualifying use of force incidents to the DOJ. The UCLA Police Department reports all uses of force on a rolling five year basis.  UCPD has not had any AB71 reportable use of force incidents during this reportable period.

You can also obtain data on statewide use of force incidents at the State of California's OpenJustice website at:

For information about additional incidents, please see the UCOP Use of Force data dashboard.