Civil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.
The city of Salinas has denied a request by news outlets to release the names of police officers involved in three fatal shootings this year.
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified Michael Schemmel as the second sheriff’s deputy who was present at the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez in October.
A Sunnyvale man suspected of murdering a woman who lived with him was pointing a BB gun that looked like a rifle at police when the officers shot and killed him, said a spokesman for the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
A Sunnyvale man shot dead by police Thursday and suspected of killing a woman reported missing last year has been identified as 53-year-old Glen Griggs, according to police.
The City of Oakland has agreed to a $110,000 settlement with the family of an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by police during a foot chase in East Oakland.
The Salinas police chief announced Tuesday that he has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to send a conciliation specialist to Salinas in order to facilitate community dialogue following recent officer-involved shootings.
Man Shot And Killed In Salinas During Protest Of Previous Officer-Involved Shooting, Feds To Investigate
A 23-year-old Salinas man was shot to death late Wednesday during a demonstration where people threw bottles and other objects at police and emergency staff, injuring an officer trying to save the man, police said Thursday.
Police shot and killed a man allegedly swinging a pair of garden shears toward them on a busy Salinas street corner Tuesday afternoon in an
incident that was recorded by one of dozens of witnesses and posted on YouTube.
BART has settled a lawsuit brought by five men who were detained with Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland when he was fatally shot.