Police Brutality

Oakland police officers form a line to block protesters in downtown Oakland during the May Day protest on May 1, 2012. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.

Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.

10/05/2012

Protesters from Occupy Oakland

Deadline Extended For Oakland PD’s ‘Occupy’ Misconduct Investigation

It promises to be a working weekend for Oakland city leaders who now have until Monday from a federal judge who says they’re taking too long to present an internal affairs investigation dealing with police misconduct.

05/05/2012

Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis Police has been placed on administrative leave for pepper spraying nonviolent protesters on November 18, 2011. (CBS)

UC Report Urges Sweeping Changes In Dealing With Protests

A long-awaited report on the use of force by campus police during Occupy demonstrations in Davis and Berkeley recommends sweeping changes in how the University of California deals with protesters.

05/04/2012

A Occupy Oakland protester is arrested in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Berkeley Police Review Mutual Aid Policy Following Occupy Oakland

Berkeley leaders are revamping the mutual aid policy for the city’s police department in response to allegations of police misconduct against Oakland officers in the crackdown on Occupy protestors.

02/15/2012

Police officers protect the City Hall

Occupy Oakland Members Claim Police Abuse During Saturday Protest

Members of Occupy Oakland stood on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Wednesday, making claims of excessive force and baseless arrests during demonstrations Saturday.

02/01/2012

Police officers surround the Occupy Oakland camp to secure the area before moving into the camp to take down tents to evict the protesters on November 14, 2011. (Photo by KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Threatens Oakland Police Department With Federal Takeover

A judge says the scandal-plagued department will go under federal control if it fails to quickly make good on reforms agreed to nine years ago.

01/25/2012

'Occupy Cal' protesters on the UC Berkeley campus on November 9, 2011. (CBS)

Occupy Cal Protesters File Lawsuit Over Police Response

Students and community members filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging that police used excessive force against them during an “Occupy Cal” protest on Nov. 9.

11/29/2011

Occupy Cal, UC Berkeley

Thousands Gather For Day Of Protests At Cal Campus

Dozens of students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley gathered Tuesday for teach-ins at an outdoor plaza as part of a campus strike to protest tuition hikes and budget cuts.

11/15/2011

Occupy Oakland protesters march towards

2nd Iraq War Veteran Hurt In Occupy Oakland Protest Arrests

A friend of the second Iraq war veteran hospitalized after getting hurt at an Occupy Oakland protest said the man wasn’t participating in the demonstration when he was injured and arrested.

11/05/2011

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (R) speaks as police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan held a press conference to address police action taken on Occupy protesters who staged a demonstration in downtown Oakland on Tuesday evening. Nearly 100 protesters were arrested. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Occupy Oakland Violence Energizes Campaign To Recall Mayor Quan

After a turbulent week of violence and political drama, an effort launched last week to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan seems to have new life this weekend.

10/30/2011

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