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Suspended, Fired Oakland Police Officers Reinstated Because Of Flaws In Arbitration Process

A scathing new report reveals serious flaws in punishing Oakland police officers, as problem officers who were suspended or fired were basically rewarded with what amounted to a paid vacation.

04/17/2015

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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

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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

San Francisco police officers shot at a suspect near Van Ness Avenue. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Officers Fatally Shoot Woman Suspected Of Going On Driving Rampage

Police in San Francisco fatally shot a woman suspected of driving away from an attempted traffic stop and drove erratically in Lower Pacific Heights Tuesday night.

03/17/2015

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1,000 Criminal Cases To Be Reviewed In Wake Of Racist, Homophobic Texts Sent Between San Francisco Cops

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco police officers.

03/17/2015

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San Francisco Police Add Extra Patrols, Shop Owners Watching Each Other’s Backs After Latest Smash-And-Grab Robbery

San Francisco Police are adding extra patrols after burglars smashed through another store front before making off with merchandise.

03/04/2015

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Oakland Protests, Staffing Shortages Send Police Overtime Estimate To $30M

Oakland’s Police Chief says the city has spent $3-million on overtime for his officers covering protests, and the department could spend upwards of $30-million on overtime, despite budgeting just $15-million for this fiscal year.

02/24/2015

Shawn Glasper (Bay City News)

Richmond Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Gun In & Outside Of Fairfield Grocery Store

A Richmond man who allegedly fired a handgun in and outside a Fairfield FoodMaxx grocery store Saturday morning has been arrested, police said.

02/08/2015

California Highway Patrol officers confront protesters who were blocking interstate 80 during a demonstration over recent grand jury decisions in police-involved deaths.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police Brutality Protester Attends Use-Of-Force Training With Officers, Sees Other Side Of Badge

An activist who has been critical of the use of force by police saw the other side of the shield when he joined deputies for a force-on-force training scenario.

01/14/2015

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

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