Police Brutality

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

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

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