SACRAMENTO — A measure that would make Cal­ifornia unique in re­strict­ing when police of­fic­ers can use deadly force is getting renewed at­ten­tion and additional sup­port after a prosecutor said Sac­ra­mento police broke no laws when they fa­tal­ly shot an unarmed black man suspected of van­dal­ism last year.

Sacramento Mayor Dar­rell Steinberg un­der­stood the reasoning be­hind the decision an­nounced over the week­end but afterward said he supports changing the law.

“The current hundred-year-old standard defining officer-involved shootings needs to change,” the for­mer the state Senate pres­i­dent said. “I do not know if a ‘prevention’ stan­dard would have changed this par­tic­ular out­come. But I want to change fu­ture out­comes.”

Two officers shot and killed Stephon Clark, 22, last March following a chase that ended in his grand­parents’ backyard, prompt­ing angry protests in Sacramento and bey­ond. The officers still could be prosecuted, with state Attorney Gen­er­al Xavier Becerra also in­ves­tigating and an­noun­cing soon whether to file charges.

Lawmakers have re­vived a measure first in­tro­duced after Clark’s slay­ing that would make Cal­if­ornia the first state to allow police to use dead­ly force only when it’s nec­es­sary to pre­vent im­mi­nent and ser­i­ous in­jury or death and if there’s no reas­on­able al­ter­native.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen­ate President Tony At­kins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, all Democrats, have called for changes but haven’t endorsed a specific plan.

The legislation stalled last year amid opposition from law enforcement agen­cies that fear it would open police to criminal con­vic­tions for defending them­selves in dangerous sit­u­ations, make them hes­­i­tate at crucial times and discourage some would-be officers from join­ing the force.

It’s not clear the meas­ure will pass this year, par­tic­ularly because po­lice associations are of­fer­ing a less sweeping al­ter­native that would keep the current legal standard but calls for more training and an emphasis on trying to calm suspects.

Many police forces na­tionwide, including Sac­ra­mento, started using body cameras in hopes they will help de­fuse confrontations and adopted more restrictive policies on chasing suspects.

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