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.
Six homicides have been reported in the city since Friday.
A new policy has been put in place that will call for police to respond only if a break-in can be verified.
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.
Three San Francisco police officers were hospitalized after a collision in the Potrero Hill neighborhood Tuesday morning, a police sergeant said.
A recent rash of homicides has many concerned residents in San Jose questioning cutbacks within the police department.
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.
Officers swearing on the job could be a thing of the past in Oakland if Chief Anthony Batts has his way.
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.
Initial foreclosure notices served across the U.S. were up 33 percent last month from July.