Officers

SWAT officers outside a Sunnyvale home on August 8, 2013. (CBS)

Sunnyvale Officers Cleared Of Wrongdoing After SWAT Standoff Ended In Knife-Wielding Man’s Death

Three Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers who shot and killed a knife-wielding man during a SWAT standoff last summer were cleared of any wrongdoing by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors said Tuesday.

05/06/2014

Mobile Twitter (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

NYC Police Twitter Campaign Backfires, Spreads To California Departments

Taking their cue from tweets bashing the New York Police Department, Twitter critics of police in the Bay Area and Los Angeles have been posting photos of people roughed up or injured in scuffles with officers.

04/23/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

SJPD Auditor Report Recommends Firing Some Officers

An independent police auditor and former judge delivered her year-end report on the San Jose Police Department, which included a recommendation to fire some officers.

04/17/2014

Vallejo Police Department Shrinks & Neighborhood Watch Catches On

Vallejo Mayor Wants More Cops For Understaffed Police Department

Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.

12/25/2013

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

San Francisco Muni Launches Campaign To Curb Gadget Theft

More San Francisco police officers have been assigned to Muni buses and trains, in an effort to stop the increasing number of robberies and thefts of riders’ electronic devices.

11/07/2013

A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

Struggling To Find Cops, Vallejo Shifts Funds To Paving Projects

The City of Vallejo has $2.5 million to put toward more officers on the streets, but those funds will soon be diverted to repaving because the city can’t find qualified candidates to take the jobs.

10/10/2013

Oakland Police generic

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Understaffed Police Department

It seems clear the department’s understaffing is having some serious repercussions.

09/24/2013

Oakland Protest

Oakland Chief Admits ‘Intelligence Failure’ In Handling Of Zimmerman Protest

Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said the department made mistakes in the handling of the initial protest the night of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

07/24/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Memorial Fund For Slain Santa Cruz Cops Over $300K

In the weeks since two Santa Cruz police detectives were gunned down last month, a memorial fund for their family members has been growing and currently stands at more than $300,000, a city employee said Friday.

03/22/2013

A red light camera at an intersection. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hayward To Get Rid Of Red Light Cameras

The city council voted on Tuesday night to get rid of the devices immediately, rather than wait for the contract with a vendor to expire.

03/06/2013

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