California Arrests Plunge, Lowest On Record Due To Prop 47A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history.
Local Police Departments To Get Federal Funds For Rape Kit TestsCongressman Mike Honda announced that the upcoming federal budget will include $45 million to help law enforcement chip away at the national backlog in testing rape kits.
Audit Shows Pittsburg Police Misclassified CrimesAn audit revealed that Pittsburg police misclassified crimes in reports written last year.
San Jose Police Begin Using Body-Worn CamerasSan Jose's police chief compared deployment of body cameras to when officers were first introduced to handheld radios.
Report: 944 California Officers' Guns Stolen, Unaccounted For, Or LostReport says 944 guns that once belonged to law enforcement officers across California have been either stolen, lost or can't be accounted for since 2010.
Sex Scandal Renews Calls For Increased California Police Transparency LawsAmid allegations that 31 San Francisco Bay Area law enforcement officials had sex with an underage sex worker and the fact that the public may never know those officers' names, has protesters and civil liberty advocates calling for increased police transparency laws in California.
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.
Bay Area Police, Tech Bolster Obama's Police Data Transparency InitiativeBay Area law enforcement and tech companies are working side by side to bolster police transparency through President Barack Obama's Police Data Initiative.
Feds Get iPhone Passcode In Brooklyn Drug Case, Withdraw Demand For Apple's HelpThe government said it no longer needs Apple's assistance to unlock the iPhone and is withdrawing its request for an order requiring Apple's cooperation in a New York drug case.
Uber Gave Regulators, Law Enforcement 14 Million Users' InformationInformation about 14 million Uber users was provided to U.S. state and local regulators and law enforcement agencies between July and December 2015, according to Uber Technologies Inc.'s first-ever transparency report.
Government Will Try To Force Apple To Open iPhone In Brooklyn Drug CaseThe U.S. Justice Department still wants an order requiring Apple's cooperation in a Brooklyn drug case even though it recently dropped the fight to compel Apple to unlock an iPhone used by a gunman in a San Bernardino mass killing.
Law Enforcement Investigators Demand Access To Private DNA DatabasesCompanies that research family lineage for fees say they have received demands for genetic information stored in their DNA databases.