According to a CBS8 report, there are accounts of law enforcement units firing rubber bullets directly into the crowd during the recent protests.
In La Mesa, Leslie Furcron, a grandmother, was shot in the head with a bean bag round during the La Mesa protests, she was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.
La Mesa Police Department chief Walt Vasquez said that the officer who shot Furcron was aiming towards the torso area.
Furcron’s attorney said that officers should not be firing bean bag rounds indiscriminately. According to him, it was shown in the police’s use of force manual, that being shot above the waist that can sometimes be fatal.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, along with other San Diego assembly members announced on Thursday, that they will be moving towards the legislation on the restriction on the use of rubber bullets.
“No one who is simply exercising their right to protest should face possible injury or death because officers are indiscriminately firing rubber bullets into a crowd” Gonzales said.
“It is past time for the state of California to set clear standards on when and how these bullets are used by law enforcement”.