Evidence

Antonio Guzman Lopez was fatally shot by a San Jose State University police officer on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

Body-Camera Evidence In Fatal San Jose Police Shooting Demonstrates What People See Can Still Be Divisive

As 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.

05/25/2015

RapidHIT DNA testing machine. (CBS)

DNA Machine From Pleasanton Company Helps Solve Crimes Faster For Alameda County Sheriff

It’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.

02/25/2015

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

San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

More 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.

12/12/2014

Cathy Zimmer was found dead inside a car at San Jose International Airport on March 8, 1989. (CBS)

Murder Charges Dismissed In San Jose 1989 ‘Quilt’ Cold-Case Following Prosecutor’s Affair With Lab Technician

Murder 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.

09/30/2014

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

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fingerprint Evidence Leads To Arrest In Auto Burglaries At BART Stations

Fingerprint evidence led to the arrest of a suspect in a series of auto burglaries at BART stations, police said Wednesday.

08/06/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Find Evidence Of Marijuana Grow Operation In Vacant Home

San 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.

03/27/2014

Joseph Naso seen during a previous Marin County court appearance. (CBS)

Jury Selection To Begin Marin County Serial Killer Case

Joseph Naso, 79, of Reno, is charged with killing four women in Yuba, Marin and Contra Costa counties between 1997 and 1994.

04/29/2013

Screen shot from a video that claims to show Eliana Lopez with a bruise allegedly from her husband, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. (San Francisco District Attorney)

Video At Center Of Mirkarimi Case Released By SF City Attorney

City 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.

05/31/2012

Screen shot from a video that claims to show Eliana Lopez with a bruise allegedly from her husband, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. (San Francisco District Attorney)

Judges Allow Video In Mirkarimi Abuse Trial, Lawyers Appeal Again

Defense 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.

03/09/2012

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