Investigation

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Delayed Reporting Of Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Jeopardize Firings

The decision to not notify San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr for two years of racist and homophobic texts exchanged between several of his officers may end up preventing the chief from disciplining the officers involved.

04/17/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Research Administrator Accused Of Wanting To ‘Molest’ Assistant Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

One of UC Berkeley’s top research administrators has resigned in protest over a sexual assault investigation where he’s accused of inappropriately touching his top assistant and telling her he wanted to “molest” her.

04/13/2015

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

33-Year-Old Woman Shot And Killed In San Jose

The victim was found in the 1300 block of Bascom Avenue and was pronounced dead at the scene.

04/08/2015

The second fire in a Livermore home in just two days was being investigated as arson. (Source: Livermore Fire Department)

2nd Fire In As Many Days In Livermore Home Investigated As Arson

A fire in a single-family home in Livermore Saturday morning is being investigated as arson, fire officials said.

04/05/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers’ Offices Rake In Money For ‘Select’ Committees That Do Little

California lawmakers received $6.7 million in staff costs in the last two-year session by leading special committees that don’t have to meet or propose bills.

04/04/2015

San Francisco Police Department car. 
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San Francisco Police Officer Involved In Racist, Homophobic Text Scandal Resigns

Michael Robinson, who spent more than 20 years on the force, retired on Wednesday.

03/19/2015

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens; Public Defender Estimates 1,000 Cases To Be Reviewed

San Francisco’s Police Department is widening its probe into offensive text messages by its officers that included racist and homophobic slurs.

03/17/2015

An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mother Dies In Afternoon Oakland Shooting While Protecting Her Children

Police say a woman who was killed by gunfire Monday afternoon in West Oakland, was simply trying to get her young children to safety when she was shot in the head. The woman’s children were not hurt.

03/10/2015

A 3-alarm fire damaged a vacant school district building on Valle Vista Avenue in Vallejo on March 3, 2015. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Vacant Vallejo Building Catches Fire For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Vallejo fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire Thursday evening at a former school district building that was also involved in a three-alarm fire just two nights ago.

03/05/2015

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