Newsom Signs Bill Allowing Able Adults to Refuse to Help Police Officers

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Tuesday no longer requiring able-bodied adults to assist police officers during an arrest.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, on Tuesday signed a bill that no longer requires any “able-bodied person 18 years of age or older” in the state to help an officer who requests assistance during an arrest.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the old law, the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, was common in the country’s early days, but Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who sponsored the bill, called the old law a “vestige of a bygone era.” The law was employed to help catch runaway slaves, the report said.

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