Police Brutality

Officer Phil White of the San Jose Police Department seen teaching a gang prevention class to San Jose elementary students (Bay Area News Group)

San Jose Police Officer Placed On Leave After Provocative Tweets To #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Prosecutors say the San Jose police officer who posted inflammatory and taunting social media messages about anti-police protesters won’t face criminal charges.

01/08/2015

Some of those arrested during a protest which blocked traffic on Interstate 80 in Berkeley on December 8, 2014 stand in a hallway outside an Oakland courtroom, January 6, 2015. (CBS)

Protesters Arrested For I-80 Shutdown Pack Oakland Court; No Charges Filed Yet

About 100 people who were arrested in an anti-police brutality protest in Berkeley last month appeared in court Tuesday but charges haven’t been filed against them.

01/06/2015

Protesters marching in response to the Eric Garner grand jury decision march in Oakland on December 5, 2014. (CBS)

3 Bay Area Police Unions Calling For End Of ‘Vilification’ Of Officers; Ask For A Dialogue

In the wake of the fatal shootings of two police officers in New York, police unions in the Bay Area’s three largest cities are calling for a “constructive dialogue” and an end to the “vilification” of police officers by protesters.

12/24/2014

Protesters upset with a grand jury's decision not to charge a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner march in Oakland on December 3, 2014. (CBS)

What Legal Reforms Are Likely To Come Out Of Recent Officer-Involved Deaths?

As protests against police brutality in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases continue, a variety of legal reforms could likely come out of all this action.

12/22/2014

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Noose Found Hanging From Tree In Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza; Likely Related To #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Oakland police are investigating a report of a noose found on a tree in Frank Ogawa Plaza on Tuesday.

12/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Black Reporter, Police Lieutenant Open Up About Being Called ‘Sellouts’ By Police Brutality Protesters In Oakland, San Francisco

A local reporter who’s been covering the Bay Area protests against police brutality opens up about something she was shocked to hear from other people of color.

12/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Vandals Smash Windows, Loot From Emeryville Businesses During 4th Night Of East Bay Protests

The fourth night of East Bay protests over the deaths of two black men in New York and Missouri was mostly peaceful Wednesday.

12/10/2014

Protesters marching in response to the Eric Garner grand jury decision march in Oakland on December 5, 2014. (CBS)

I-880 Blocked, Transit In San Francisco, Oakland Disrupted On 3rd Night Of Eric Garner Protests

Protests were held in San Francisco and Oakland for a third straight night in response to a New York City grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

12/05/2014

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Director Of Oscar Grant Biopic Spearheads ‘Black Out Black Friday’ Shopping Boycott

A grassroots protest is circulating on social media asking people not to shop on Black Friday to show solidarity with victims of police brutality.

11/26/2014

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

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