Federal Oversight

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Experimental GMO Crops In California Grown With Little Oversight

Genetically-modified corn that’s being grown along California’s Central Coast is being used in an experimental vaccine for hepatitis B with little federal oversight.

09/08/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Feds Won’t End Calif. Prison Oversight, Brown Faces Contempt Of Court

A federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to lift a court-ordered prison population cap and threatened him and other state officials with contempt of court if they fail to comply.

04/11/2013

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Approves Plan For New Oakland Police Oversight

A federal judge approved an agreement Wednesday to have a powerful outside compliance director oversee the Oakland Police Department and its implementation of reforms mandated by the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit.

12/12/2012

Police officers surround the Occupy Oakland camp to secure the area before moving into the camp to take down tents to evict the protesters on November 14, 2011. (Photo by KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Threatens Oakland Police Department With Federal Takeover

A judge says the scandal-plagued department will go under federal control if it fails to quickly make good on reforms agreed to nine years ago.

01/25/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Aims To Wrest Control Of Police From Federal Overseers

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has spent the last couple of days in Detroit, exploring ways to end a federal judge’s control over her police department.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/20/2011

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