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Police Brutality

Oscar Grant III (CBS)

Oscar Grant’s Family In Ferguson To Support Michael Brown’s Family

The family of Oscar Grant has traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to offer support and advice to the parents of a black teen whose slaying at the hands of police ignited unrest.

08/21/2014

Protesters face off against police in riot gear in front of Oakland Police headquarters, August 20, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Marchers Hold Up Mirrors To Officers In Protest Over Ferguson, Police Shootings

Protesters against the police actions in Ferguson, Mo. as well as police killings of other suspects in California and other states gathered in Oakland on Wednesday. Some protesters unveiled a new tactic, by holding up mirrors in the faces of officers.

08/20/2014

Oakland Protest

Demonstrators In Oakland, Berkeley Protest Fatal Missouri Police Shooting Of Michael Brown

Some windows were broken and slogans were spray painted on buildings during a march that stretched from Downtown Oakland to Berkeley Friday evening. The protesters denounced the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/15/2014

Students at City College of San Francisco clash with police in front of Conlan Hall on March 13, 2014. (Anya Komisaryk)

CCSF Students File Claim Against City, College District After Alleged Police Beatings During Protest

Two students from City College of San Francisco are planning to sue the school and the San Francisco Police Department after they say they were beaten up by officers after a campus protest in March.

05/27/2014

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform Measures

An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.

01/22/2014

Occupy Oakland protesters march through streets of Oakland as a part of the Occupy Wall Street movements, near the Oakland City Hall on October 25, 2011. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Reaches Million Dollar Settlement With Group Of Occupy Protesters

The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police during a protest in 2011.

07/03/2013

Vallejo welcome sign at city limits. (CBS)

Anti-Police Protesters Take Over Vallejo City Council Meeting

Dozens of angry protesters, which included members of the Black Panthers, took over the Vallejo City Council meeting on Tuesday night — causing elected leaders to flee to the rear of council chambers and hide.

02/27/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Lawyer Satisfied With Oakland Police Oversight Deal

James Chanin said he and co-counsel John Burris sought to have an outside person oversee the Oakland Police Department because, “We got tired of waiting.”

12/06/2012

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Reach Deal To Avoid Federal Takeover

Civil rights lawyers who had sought a federal takeover of the Oakland Police Department reached a settlement with the city Wednesday that calls for a compliance director, not a receiver, to oversee the department.

12/05/2012

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Police Accused Of Brutality Following House Party Arrests

Accusations of police brutality have been leveled against more than two dozen San Jose police officers, following a series of arrests at a house party over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

11/26/2012

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