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Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San Francisco

Proposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn’t yet materialized.

01/23/2015

Richmond Police

Richmond Police Began Using Body Cameras This Week

The City of Richmond’s police department rolled out new body cameras worn by police officers this week. Most will be equipped by Friday.

01/09/2015

Protesters upset over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case gathered in San Francisco's Union Square ahead of the Macy's tree lighting celebration. (Joe Vazquez)

Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their Purpose

San Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.

12/29/2014

SF General Hospital

Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Alleged Battery Of Patient At San Francisco General Hospital

A San Francisco Sheriff’s Department deputy has been charged with the alleged battery of a patient at San Francisco General Hospital.

12/19/2014

Public Defenders protest in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter protesters, in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Public Defenders Don #BlackLivesMatter Shirts, Join Nationwide Protest

This is the first time in recent history public defenders organized a protest in Oakland. According to one protester, “every day, public defenders see the imbalance in the court system that allows police officers to escape punishment for crimes against black people.”

12/18/2014

Syed Muzaffar (SFPD)

Mother Wants Uber Held Responsible For Daughter’s Death In San Francisco, Following Charges For Former Driver

A former Uber driver has been charged in the death of a six-year-old girl in San Francisco last New Year’s Eve, but the victim’s mother and the family’s attorney want the company held responsible too.

12/09/2014

Alameda County District Attorney Seal

Feds Sue Debt Collection Agency For Deceptively Using CA District Attorney Seals On Letters To Debtors

A lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco is trying to stop a debt collection company from using the seal and letterhead of California district attorneys to go after people who owe money.

12/05/2014

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

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