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13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies in Santa Rosa on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Sonoma Co. Looks At Measures In Response To Lopez Shooting

On Tuesday, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors discussed several measures in response to the fatal shooting of Andy Lopez. They include the creation of a Community and Law Enforcement Task Force, along with a park to honor the 13-year-old.

12/03/2013

Occupy Oakland protesters march through streets of Oakland as a part of the Occupy Wall Street movements, near the Oakland City Hall on October 25, 2011. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Reaches Million Dollar Settlement With Group Of Occupy Protesters

The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police during a protest in 2011.

07/03/2013

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Petaluma Paying $500,000 To Man Bitten By Police Dog

A North Bay city has agreed to pay $500,000 to a man who was bitten by a police dog, leaving him with a missing chunk of biceps.

12/14/2012

Cell phone video shows Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies arresting a man at an East Oakland social services center on October 23, 2012. (CBS)

Alameda Co. Deputies Accused Of Excessive Force During Arrest

An eyewitness showed CBS 5 video of an arrest that occurred at a social services center in East Oakland Tuesday morning. While witnesses are saying deputies used excessive force, the department claims it was self-defense.

10/24/2012

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Lawmakers Grill UC Officials Over Protest Clashes

Lawmakers began a broader inquiry over of how colleges have responded to non-violent Occupy protests.

12/14/2011

Former BART officer Mehserle's booking photo taken after his arrest in Nevada on January 13, 2009. (Douglas County, Nevada)

Ex-BART Cop Mehserle Wins Excessive Force Case

A federal jury in San Francisco has rejected an Oakland man’s claim that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four other officers used excessive force when they arrested and restrained him at a BART station in 2008.

12/01/2011

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Civil Rights Trial Against Mehserle, BART Begins In ’08 Case

Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and four current officers were in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday for the start of a civil trial in which they are accused of using excessive force on an Oakland man three years ago.

11/22/2011

Occupy Cal Protest on the UC Berkeley Campus on November 15, 2011. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

University Of California Faculty Associations Condemn Police Actions Against Protesters

The Council of University of California Faculty Associations condemned police actions against protesters at several campuses this week, according to a statement released Saturday.

11/20/2011

Police in riot gear move in on protesters in downtown Oakland, November 3, 2011. (CBS)

Experts Question Shooting Of Occupy Oakland Videographer

A 30-year-old Oakland man has said a police officer shot him with a rubber bullet or beanbag while he was videotaping last week’s standoff between law enforcement and a small group of people who took over a building and lit fires after a day of peaceful anti-Wall Street protests.

11/08/2011

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San Jose Police Cleared Of Using Excessive Force

Community groups claim the findings mean very little because the study only looked at 180 cases involving resisting arrest.

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