Alameda County Sheriff

An unmanned drone comes in for a landing (CBS)

Vocal Opposition Delays Funding Of Alameda County Sheriff’s Drone

The ACLU claims that that county officials have been perusing the use of drones in secrecy, and are planning to use them for surveillance and intelligence gathering, not simply search and rescue.


Cell phone video shows Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies arresting a man at an East Oakland social services center on October 23, 2012. (CBS)

Alameda Co. Deputies Accused Of Excessive Force During Arrest

An eyewitness showed CBS 5 video of an arrest that occurred at a social services center in East Oakland Tuesday morning. While witnesses are saying deputies used excessive force, the department claims it was self-defense.



Alameda County Sheriff Seeks Drone To Fight Crime

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to become one of the handful of local law enforcement agencies that have received federal clearance to use unmanned aerial drones to fight crime.


A vehicle at the scene of a shooting by an Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy in Castro Valley on June 5, 2012. (CBS)

Attempted Murder Suspect Shot By Deputies In Castro Valley Charged

A man who was shot by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in Castro Valley on Tuesday after he allegedly tried to run them over was charged Thursday with attempted murder and other charges for an incident in San Leandro last month.


A vehicle at the scene of a shooting by an Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy in Castro Valley on June 5, 2012. (CBS)

Deputies Shoot Attempted Murder Suspect In Castro Valley

A suspect wanted in an attempted murder was wounded after being shot by Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies in Castro Valley Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.



Protesters, Deputies Clash At Alameda County Foreclosure Auction

A foreclosure auction ended with Billy clubs and bloodshed on the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon, according to protesters.



Alameda County Deputy Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges

Twenty-seven-year-old David Reta is charged with rape and attempted forcible oral copulation of a woman in Moraga in September.


Escaped inmate Jose Luis Franco (Alameda County Sheriff)

Manhunt For Escaped Inmate From Santa Rita Jail In Dublin Ends With Capture

A seven-hour search came to an end Monday night when Alameda County sheriff’s deputies detained an inmate who had escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Monday afternoon.



Person Shot In Minivan On I-680 Freeway Ramp

Shortly after noon Thursday, California Highway Patrol officers came upon the scene of a person shot inside a minivan on the on-ramp to Interstate Highway 680 northbound from Pacheco Blvd.



California Prison Realignment Plan Takes Effect

California’s prison realignment plan takes effect Saturday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state’s overcrowded prisons constituted cruel and unusual punishment.