Brown wrote to Paul Cappitelli, the Executive Director of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, which is responsible for training all police officers in California, including those on college campuses. I found the text of Brown's letter here, and the 2003 guidelines that he cites are here [pdf].
Dear Mr. Cappitelli:
As I indicated to you in our conversation today, I am seriously concerned that the rules governing the use of force, in particular the use of pepper spray, are not well understood in the context of civil disobedience and various forms of public protest. The recent "occupation" protests in cities throughout California and on campuses of the University of California underscore the urgency of articulating guidelines that are crystal clear and comport with constitutional requirements.
In view of widespread public concern, I am requesting that POST carefully review it's 2003 Crowd Management and Civil Disobedience Guidelines and, without delay, make whatever changes are necessary to ensure compliance with First and Fourth Amendment protections against excessive force.
Edmund G. Brown Jr.
In other words, if your job is to enforce the law then you have to follow it yourself even if you don't want to.
Thanks, Governor Brown. Mr. President? We're still waiting to hear from you.
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