Misconduct

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon

Task Force To Investigate Misconduct Among San Francisco Police, Sheriff’s Departments

Following separate allegations of misconduct by San Francisco police officers and sheriff’s deputies and irregularities at the Police Department’s DNA lab, District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday that he has created a task force to investigate the cases.

03/30/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Lee Calls For Officers To Be Fired Over Racist, Homophobic Texts

The mayor of San Francisco said Tuesday that four police officers under investigation in the sending of racist and homophobic texts will be fired if the probe determines they sent the messages.

03/17/2015

Video frame shows CHP officer beating a woman alongside Los Angeles freeway. (David Diaz)

Video Of CHP Officer Beating SoCal Woman May Hurt Public Perception Of All Law Enforcement

Cell phone video captured a CHP officer repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. Civil rights leaders are calling on the federal government to launch its own probe.

07/05/2014

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California State Senate Approves Bill Easing Firings For Teacher Abuse

The state Senate on Monday passed a bill making it easier to fire teachers accused of sex abuse, child abuse or serious drug crimes.

06/09/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Fewer San Jose Cops Tipping Off Supervisors About Internal Misconduct

It appears that cops in San Jose have nearly stopped policing themselves. Compared to previous years, far fewer San Jose police officers are tipping off supervisors to misbehaving colleagues.

04/22/2014

Leland Yee

Leland Yee Resume Shows History Of Successful Lawmaking, Murmurs Of Misconduct

State Senator Leland Yee’s arrest Wednesday opens an unexpected chapter in the career of an accomplished lawmaker who has previously been targeted by accusations of wrongdoing.

03/26/2014

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmaker’s Bill Eases Path To Firing Teachers For Misconduct

The state Legislature has passed a bill intended to speed and streamline the process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct, despite the opinion of some that the measure should be improved, possibly next year.

09/12/2013

Surveillance video of a drug bust conducted by San Francisco Police that may show misconduct. (CBS)

SFPD Putting Video Cameras On Plainclothes Cops To Counter Allegations Of Misconduct

San Francisco police supervisors will soon be wearing video cameras on their chests in the wake of controversial drug raids.

08/27/2013

(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Lawmaker’s Bill To Ease Teacher Firing Approved

The state Assembly on Wednesday passed a labor-backed bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire teachers accused of misconduct.

05/29/2013

(CBS)

CA State Bar: NorCal DA Accused Of Misconduct Should Be Disbarred

A California State Bar court is recommending that Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander be disbarred after finding him culpable of three counts of misconduct.

04/05/2013

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