about. California Democrat Gavin Newsome on Tuesday signed a bill that no longer requires any "able-bodied 18 or older" in the state to assist an officer who requested assistance during an arrest.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the old law, the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, was common in the early days of the country, but Senator Bob Herzberg, a Democrat from Los Angeles who sponsored the bill, called the old "remainder" law a bygone era. "
The old law turned it into a crime that carried a fine of up to $ 1,000 for refusing to help a police officer who asked for help during an arrest.
The report states that Newsom did not issue a statement after the bill was signed. TAKE THE FOX NEWS APPLICATION. "