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San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near 26th Street and Folsom in the Mission District on February 26, 2015. (CBS)

Police Shooting Death Of Immigrant Suspect Prompts Federal Lawsuit Against San Francisco, Police Chief

Family members of a Guatemalan immigrant shot and killed by police earlier this year are the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed against the city and county of San Francisco, as well as Police Chief Greg Suhr on Friday.

04/24/2015

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Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In Cotati

Marin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.

04/07/2015

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

SJPD To Begin Wearing Body Cams Later This Year; Release Details On Drone Use

San Jose’s police department says it will begin field testing cameras on about a dozen officers in September with full implementation a year later. They also said they won’t roll out drone technology until 2017.

03/17/2015

Ammunition magazines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Federal Court Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On Gun Magazines That Can Hold More Than 10 Bullets

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Sunnyvale’s ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.

03/04/2015

Medical Marijuana in various forms. (CBS)

Federal And State Laws Obscure Legal Boundaries For Pot Businesses Looking To Deposit Money In Banks

Now that four states have legalized recreational marijuana use, entrepreneurs want to start businesses. It may be a lucrative proposition, but there’s no place to keep the money.

02/10/2015

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

Rep. Jackie Speier Fires Back After House Republicans Pass Anti-Abortion Bill

House Republicans passed an anti-abortion bill Thursday night, but not the one they planned.

01/22/2015

Contra Costa County seal

Sheriff’s Association Alleges Retaliation Threats Against Contra Costa Co. Supervisors In Federal Lawsuit

The Contra Costa Deputy Sheriff’s Association is filing a federal lawsuit against county supervisors for alleged threats of retaliation they made in relation to a controversial pay raise the supervisors have since rescinded for themselves.

01/20/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

2 San Francisco Police Officers Convicted On Several Counts In Federal Corruption Trial

Two San Francisco police officers were found guilty on about half the charges against them in a federal corruption trial as the jury reached a verdict on Friday.

12/05/2014

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FAA Expected To Require Pilot License To Operate A Drone Under Strict New Regulations

The official rules for commercial drones are expected to be released by the end of the year, but according to one report, the FAA is expected to announce they will require operators to have a pilot license along with other restrictions.

11/24/2014

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Security To Be Increased At Federal Government Buildings In D.C., Other Cities In ‘Precautionary Step’

Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”

10/28/2014

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