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San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose Police

The City of San Jose’s Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.

05/11/2015

Car inside showroom with shattered window on Broadway Auto Row in Oakland. (CBS)

Damage By Oakland May Day Protesters ‘Worst Seen In Years’

Glass from shattered windows, graffiti, and debris littered the streets Saturday in the aftermath of Friday’s May Day demonstration in Oakland.

05/02/2015

San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Police Chief Tackles Murder Suspect Escaping From Station

San Jose’s Police Chief tackled a murder suspect attempting to make a bold escape Monday.

04/20/2015

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)

Delayed Reporting Of Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Jeopardize Firings

The decision to not notify San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr for two years of racist and homophobic texts exchanged between several of his officers may end up preventing the chief from disciplining the officers involved.

04/17/2015

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near 26th Street and Folsom in the Mission District on February 26, 2015. (CBS)

Religious Leaders Condemn Fatal SFPD Shooting of Man Witnesses Say Was Real Robbery Victim

The demands of justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, the 21-year-old Guatemalan man shot and killed by two San Francisco police officers last month continued outside City Hall on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

Omar Shahwan (San Francisco Chronicle)

San Francisco Dismembered Body In Suitcase Identified As 58-Year-Old Vallejo Resident

The dismembered body found in a suitcase in San Francisco has been identified as Omar Shahwan of Vallejo, friend and roommate of the lead suspect who was found dead last weekend.

02/11/2015

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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

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