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New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Contracts Approved For Officer Body Cameras In Sonoma County Following Andy Lopez Sheriff Shooting

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved three five-year contracts totaling $1.1 million to equip 241 sworn county sheriff’s officers with body-worn cameras.

12/09/2014

Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks scrambles for a touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Officers Break Baton On Oregon Man’s Leg During Arrest At Levi’s Stadium Pac-12 Game

Police in Santa Clara broke a baton on an Oregon man’s leg as they tried to subdue him at the Pac-12 championship game at Levi’s Stadium Friday night in an incident that was caught on camera.

12/08/2014

Protesters upset with a grand jury's decision not to charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner march in Oakland on December 3, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Gather In San Francisco, Oakland Over New York Jury’s Decision Not To Indict Officer In Chokehold Death

Protests were taking place in Oakland and in San Francisco Wednesday evening in response to a New York grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died while in a police chokehold restraint.

12/03/2014

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12 San Jose Cops Volunteer To Wear Body Cameras

Twelve officers of the San Jose Police Department have volunteered to wear body cameras as part of a planned pilot program with three different models of cameras, including one that can be affixed to glasses, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

12/03/2014

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Santa Cruz Officers Using ‘Smart Guns’ To Track When Weapons Unholstered, Fired

One procedure that failed in Ferguson was Officer Wilson’s attempt to call for backup. His radio was switched to the wrong channel. But a remarkable technology in California sets help in motion the moment a gun is drawn.

12/01/2014

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Bay Area Man’s Organization Aims To Arm Citizen Protesters With Cameras To Film Cops In Wake Of Ferguson

The country watched as Ferguson made headlines with residents rioting against law enforcement, and in the wake of that a Bay Area man’s foundation is helping arm citizens with cameras.

11/20/2014

(L-R) Catrina Freeman, Marquez Trent, Tiffany Thurman (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Robbery Of Baby Products From Supermarket Leads To 100-MPH Chase On I-580 With Toddler In Back Seat

Three people have been arrested after the theft of baby products from a supermarket and a high-speed chase on an East Bay highway that included a toddler in the back seat of the suspect car.

11/18/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: ‘I Plan To Make It Happen’

Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.

11/13/2014

(CBS SF)

San Leandro Officers Now Wearing Video Cameras On Uniforms To Record Interactions With Public

San Leandro police officers and other staff members assigned to work in the field are now equipped with video camera devices worn on the front of their uniform shirts.

09/12/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police Department To Get Boost From Community Service Officer Program

25 recruits began their training this week as part of the city’s first-ever Community Service Officer program.

07/23/2014

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