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Dashboard surveillance camera shows a woman stabbing a San Mateo cab driver.

Shocking Video Of Woman Stabbing South Bay Cabbie Shows How Surveillance Has Revolutionized Crime Investigation

From surveillance cameras to cellphones to body cams — we’re being watched everywhere we go. All that video evidence has revolutionized the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

11/16/2014

(Mercy For Animals)

Police Raid Petaluma Duck Farm After Undercover Video Reveals Sick & Wounded Animals

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office deputies raided a duck factory in Petaluma Wednesday after an animal advocacy group released hidden camera video showing wounded and sick animals.

10/23/2014

Andrew Michael Nisbet, a golf instructor at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, is accused of sexually assaulting several boys. (Livermore Police Department)

Former Livermore Golf Instructor Sentenced To 27 Years Prison For Child Molestation, Murder Plot

A former Livermore golf instructor was sentenced by a judge Thursday to 27 years in state prison for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.

10/09/2014

Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi's Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Police Turn Over Ray McDonald Alleged Domestic Violence Case To Prosecutors; No Decision Yet On Charges

More than a month after his arrest on felony domestic violence charges, the San Jose Police department has turned over its case involving 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald to prosecutors.

10/02/2014

Courthouse Dog

Service Dog Helps Scared Victims, Witnesses During San Francisco Court Proceedings

The San Francisco court system has a new, specially-trained assistant to help vulnerable witnesses cope with their situation, and can do it on all fours.

09/19/2014

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By SFPD In Bernal Heights Call Medical Examiner’s Report Defamatory

Supporters of Alejandro Nieto, the man shot and killed by San Francisco police last march in Bernal Heights, are calling the medical examiner’s report that rules his death a homicide defamatory

09/12/2014

Andy Lopez (Family photo)

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot And Killed Andy Lopez Returning To Full Duty

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy at the center of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year in which a 13-year-old boy died will be returning to patrol.

08/15/2014

Leah Francis (with bullhorn) leads a protest at Stanford University, June 12, 2014. (CBS)

Alaska District Attorney Will Not Bring Charges In Sexual Assault Case Involving Stanford Student

District Attorney James Scott said there is insufficient evidence to prove that 21-year-old senior Leah Francis was raped by her ex-boyfriend in his home in Alaska over winter break.

08/13/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster

Alameda County’s District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.

08/12/2014

Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Phil Matier: D.A. Issues Warning To San Franciscans Who Abuse Disabled Parking Placards

An anonymous tip to the DMV has lead to the arrest of three people in San Francisco on charges including; fraud, perjury and burglary for their use of disabled parking placards.

07/15/2014

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