Body-Camera Evidence In Fatal San Jose Police Shooting Demonstrates What People See Can Still Be DivisiveAs more police departments adopt body-worn cameras, many are finding they don’t always produce clear-cut evidence in officer-involved shootings and can actually be divisive.
DNA Machine From Pleasanton Company Helps Solve Crimes Faster For Alameda County SheriffIt’s not quite as fast as the CSI detectives on television who solve crimes between the commercial breaks, but new technology just acquired by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department promises it will process a suspect’s DNA in record time.
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape KitsMore than 750 cases of sexual assaults reported between 2003 and 2013 that were sitting in the police department's evidence storage rooms have now been submitted to a crime lab for analysis according to SFPD.
Murder Charges Dismissed In San Jose 1989 'Quilt' Cold-Case Following Prosecutor's Affair With Lab TechnicianMurder charges against a South Bay man and his brother in a 1989 cold case in which the man's wife was found strangled and wrapped in a quilt have been dismissed over an affair betweeen the lead prosecutor and the lab technician who was one of the main prosecution witnesses.
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.
Fingerprint Evidence Leads To Arrest In Auto Burglaries At BART StationsFingerprint evidence led to the arrest of a suspect in a series of auto burglaries at BART stations, police said Wednesday.
San Jose Police Find Evidence Of Marijuana Grow Operation In Vacant HomeSan Jose police who searched a vacant home a block north of state Highway 85 in South San Jose on Monday found evidence of marijuana cultivation but the plants already had been removed, officers said.
Jury Selection To Begin Marin County Serial Killer CaseJoseph Naso, 79, of Reno, is charged with killing four women in Yuba, Marin and Contra Costa counties between 1997 and 1994.
Video At Center Of Mirkarimi Case Released By SF City AttorneyCity Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office has released an emotional video showing the wife of embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi discussing a confrontation between the couple on New Year’s Eve.
Judges Allow Video In Mirkarimi Abuse Trial, Lawyers Appeal AgainDefense attorneys for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Friday made a motion to have a key piece of video evidence excluded from his upcoming trial on domestic violence charges.
Decision On Mirkarimi Video Evidence Could Come By FridayA decision could be made as soon as Friday on whether a key piece of video evidence will be admissible in the upcoming domestic violence trial against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
California Clears Backlog Of Crime Scene DNA Tests By hiring more analysts and updating the technology, the California Attorney General's office has eliminated the months-long backlog of DNA testing, which is going to be a big help to local investigators who rely on DNA evidence to solve crimes.