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Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis

Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.

09/12/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts

Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.

08/11/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent Says Efforts To Reduce Violent Crime Are Paying Off

Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent talks to KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro about the city’s efforts to reduce violent crime.

07/14/2014

Tensions ran high at a town hall meeting held by police chief Greg Suhr after a fatal officer involved shooting in SF's Bernal Heights neighborhood. (CBS)

Bay Area’s 3 Biggest Cities Report Homicide Rates Are Down So Far This Year

Homicide rates in the Bay Area’s three-biggest cities were down for the first half of 2014 compared to the same time period last year. San Francisco is reporting the largest decline.

07/02/2014

King City police cruiser. (CBS)

Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers

Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.

06/27/2014

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Concord Police Chief: Prison Realignment Linked To Increase In Crime

An East Bay police chief says he believes there is a connection between California’s prison realignment policy and an increase in crime in his city.

06/16/2014

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bernal Heights Park on the evening of March 21, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: SFPD Holds Town Hall After Officers Kill Man In Bernal Heights Park

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr scheduled a town-hall meeting in the City’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Tuesday, following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man in Bernal Heights Park last Friday.

03/25/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Recruiting Firm’s Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search

Oakland’s search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.

03/13/2014

Police outside the scene of a home invasion robbery and shooting on the 4100 block of Laguna Ave. in Oakland, January 28, 2014.  (CBS)

Oakland Police Make Arrests In Home Invasion Robbery, Weekend Homicide

Oakland police announced on Monday that they made arrests in connection with a weekend homicide and a home invasion robbery last month in which a woman was shot and wounded.

02/10/2014

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East Palo Alto Police Appoint New Interim Chief

East Palo Alto officials have appointed Police Capt. Federico Rocha as the city’s new interim chief, following the announcement of the retirement of Police Chief Ron Davis.

11/04/2013

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