Initiative would expand DNA gathering, restrict early parole

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker on Monday proposed a ballot measure that would bar certain convicted rapists and sex traffickers from being eligible for early release and expand the list of crimes for which a perpetrator’s DNA is collected. Assemblyman Jim Cooper of Elk Grove, a former Sacramento County Sheriff’s captain, said he’s […]

Turkey Giveaway to Help Families in Need

(SOUTH SACRAMENTO) – On Tuesday, November 22, Assemblymember Cooper, along with event partners including Grocery Outlet Bargain Market are providing over 2,000 free turkeys to families in need as part of “Assemblymember Cooper’s 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Healthy Family and Turkey Giveaway”. “Helping people is my passion and every family deserves to eat a healthy meal […]

Proposed Legislation Aimed To Combat Human Trafficking

SACRAMENTO — For almost two decades, the city of Sacramento and other municipalities across the state have been faced with increases in human trafficking. Assemblymember Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, along with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office, crime victim’s families, and bill supporters, announced the introduction of human trafficking legislation in Sacramento at the State […]

Cooper to head Select Committee on Law Enforcement Relations & Responsibilities

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins this week as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Responsibilities. The goal of the Committee is to explore how to build strong, trusting and collaborative relationships between communities and local law enforcement through education […]