LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - The family of slain Lancaster sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owens joined other members of law enforcement and opponents of Proposition 57 for a rally in downtown LA Saturday.
Opponents say the proposition poses a clear danger to the public and to officers.
The crowd included members of the law enforcement community and families of recently slain officers in Lancaster and Palm Springs. Opponents say this measure would let more criminals out of jail and lead to more police officer deaths.
Supporters of the measure, including Gov. Jerry Brown, say the proposition will help reduce overpopulation in California's prisons.
Dionne Wilson, whose husband was killed in the line of duty, agrees. She feels the measure will help prevent repeat offenders.
However, Tania Owens, widow of Sgt. Steve Owens, believes the measure will put more criminals out on the street and put law enforcement at risk.
The people at the rally urge everyone to fully research the proposition.