California Police Flouting Asset Seizure Laws Prompts Action By State, Federal LawmakersCalifornia police have been flouting asset seizure laws, prompting action by state and federal lawmakers.
Civil Rights Group Opposes Law Identifying Sex Offenders On PassportsA California civil rights group filed a lawsuit in San Francisco on Tuesday challenging a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this week that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports.
Federal Appeals Court Revives Transgender California Prisoner's LawsuitA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a California prison inmate who claims prison officials are subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery.
Oakland Police Department- FBI Collaboration Outgrows Existing FacilitiesOakland has been a partner city with the federal government in the Violence Reduction Network. The partnership includes FBI assistance in homicide cases, but the feds need more space to work and are paying for a new facility.
San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful ProtestersThe new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Some Of Apple's Patented iPhone FeaturesIn a long-running dispute, a federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple's iPhone.
Police Shooting Death Of Immigrant Suspect Prompts Federal Lawsuit Against San Francisco, Police ChiefFamily 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.
Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In CotatiMarin 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.
SJPD To Begin Wearing Body Cams Later This Year; Release Details On Drone UseSan 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.
Federal Court Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On Gun Magazines That Can Hold More Than 10 BulletsThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Sunnyvale's ban on gun magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets.
Federal And State Laws Obscure Legal Boundaries For Pot Businesses Looking To Deposit Money In BanksNow 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.
Rep. Jackie Speier Fires Back After House Republicans Pass Anti-Abortion BillHouse Republicans passed an anti-abortion bill Thursday night, but not the one they planned.