On September 9, the California legislature passed AB-57, which requires the California commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) minority groups, including Hindus. This will include a video to be developed by POST which will be made available online through the online learning portal and would require all peace officers to complete the specified training materials no later than one year after the commission makes the updated course available.
As part of an interfaith coalition, HAF Managing Director Samir Kalra contributed language to AB-57.
On the passage of the bill, Kalra commented:
“We believe training for law enforcement is essential in our pluralistic and diverse society. HAF is please to see this bill passed and hope to see more protection for Hindu rights in the coming years.”