Oakland police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Chief Says Gangs To Blame For Recent Murders

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Tuesday the city had 14 homicides so far this year, which is two more than it had at this time last year.


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Rash Of Homicides Hit Oakland

Six homicides have been reported in the city since Friday.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police To Reduce Response To Burglar Alarms

A new policy has been put in place that will call for police to respond only if a break-in can be verified.


Norman Wielsch, Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team CNET commander

State Advancing East Bay Drug Cop Case Pending Federal Proceedings

A disgraced former police commander was back in state court Thursday morning, along with several other co-defendants; as the state charges from the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office proceed just six months after the feds took over the case.


Firefighters and police officers at the scene of a police car crash at 19th St. and Potrero Ave. in San Francisco, November 1, 2011. (CBS)

Officers Hurt, 1 Critically, In San Francisco Police Car Crash

Three San Francisco police officers were hospitalized after a collision in the Potrero Hill neighborhood Tuesday morning, a police sergeant said.


Police outside an east San Jose home where 2 men were shot and killed and a 17-year-old boy was wounded in May of 2011. (CBS)

San Jose Police Staffing Levels Called Into Question

A recent rash of homicides has many concerned residents in San Jose questioning cutbacks within the police department.


Officer Marco Ybarra and former officer Manual Villagrana (SJPD)

San Jose Cop, Ex-Cop Accused Of Stealing $120K From Charity

Two men are accused of stealing $120,000 intended for student scholarships while working for a charitable organization tied to their jobs as San Jose police officers.


Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police To Crack Down On Foul Language

Officers swearing on the job could be a thing of the past in Oakland if Chief Anthony Batts has his way.


Oakland police make an arrest near Bishop O'Dowd High School (CBS)

Murder Suspect Arrested After Oakland School Lockdown

Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland was on lockdown during a police search in the area at the end of the school day Wednesday.



Staggering Rise In Eviction Notices Served In The Bay Area

Initial foreclosure notices served across the U.S. were up 33 percent last month from July.





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