San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose Police

The City of San Jose’s Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.


Kathleen Knox

Alameda County Auditor Candidate Withdraws From Race After Felony Charges

Alameda County auditor-controller candidate Kathleen Knox, who faces six felony counts for allegedly lying about where she lives, has withdrawn from the race.


Kathleen Knox

Alameda County Auditor-Controller Candidate Pleads Not Guilty To 6 Felonies

Alameda County’s auditor-controller candidate Kathleen Knox pleaded not guilty Tuesday to six felony counts for allegedly lying in campaign papers about where she lives.


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers patrol the platform at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  The hacker group "Anonymous" staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cell phne service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Auditor Finds Improved BART Police Force Since Oscar Grant Shooting

A report issued Thursday by an independent expert found that BART police have made significant progress in enacting reforms since unarmed passenger Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by police at the Fruitvale station in 2009.


John Chiang. (CBS)

State Auditors Critical Of Hercules’ Accounting Records

State Controller John Chiang said in a pair of audits released on Thursday that Hercules has the worst set of accounting records he has ever seen and may have to pay back $2 million in federal and state grants because of poor documentation.


Senator Mark DeSaulnier

Concord Lawmaker Challenges Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s San Francisco Move

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is moving forward with a move from Oakland to San Francisco.


BART Directors Appoint Independent Police Auditor

BART officials decided to create a police auditor position and have a citizen review board following the shooting death of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant III.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Campaign Donations May Be Illegal

Oakland’s city auditor says a security company may have violated the law by donating to council members and candidates while seeking a $2 million city contract.

CBS San Francisco–03/23/2011


Auditor Says San Jose Can Save Cash By Parking Cop Cars

According to the report, nearly 130 police department vehicles were routinely being used by officers to commute to and from work. If parked in city garages instead, San Jose stood to save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.


Report: No Informant in Independent Police Auditor's Office

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) – A report released Thursday by San Jose’s independent police auditor found there is no evidence that a member of her staff disclosed confidential information to the former president of San […]