California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Aimed At Cracking Down On Organized Retail Theft

Surrounded by law enforcement officers and mayors from across California including San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an aggressive enforcement plan Wednesday targeting a stunning surge in brazen retail thefts by organized gangs. The new legislation Newsom signed — AB 331, introduced by Southern California Assemblymember Jones Sawyer — is aimed at combating crime and reducing retail theft across California, in part by reinstating a task force focused on investigating organized theft rings as well as expanding the CHP’s retail crime force. Read more at CBS News.