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A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Cops From Pepper-Spraying Incident Revealed In UC Davis’ Reynoso Report

The California Supreme Court has ruled this week that newspapers have a right to publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in pepper-spraying student protesters in 2011.

2 hours ago

Davis' MRAP armored vehicle (CBS)

Davis Police Department Adds Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To Force

The newest crime-fighting tool for the college town of about 65,000 is a mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle. The MRAP was developed by the military for the war. After Pentagon budget cuts, the vehicle has been making its way to local law enforcement.

3 hours ago

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Anti-Police Shooting Protest Block Streets In San Francisco’s Mission District

Protesters have marched from the Civic Center to the Mission District in San Francisco Thursday evening, blocking streets as they move through the city.

15 hours ago

Christopher Uchicua (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Surrenders To Police

25-year-old San Jose resident Christopher Uchicua turned himself into police on Wednesday.

20 hours ago

Protesters face off against police in riot gear in front of Oakland Police headquarters, August 20, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Marchers Hold Up Mirrors To Officers In Protest Over Ferguson, Police Shootings

Protesters against the police actions in Ferguson, Mo. as well as police killings of other suspects in California and other states gathered in Oakland on Wednesday. Some protesters unveiled a new tactic, by holding up mirrors in the faces of officers.

08/20/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Ferguson Protests Continue, Oakland Mayor Quan Says City Learned Lesson On Handling Civil Unrest

Much like Ferguson, Missouri, the city of Oakland has been rocked in the past by civil unrest, both during the Occupy protests and also following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Mayor Jean Quan has her own reflections on how her city’s police department handles protests.

08/20/2014

(CBS SF)

Police Credit Operation Ceasefire For Record Low Violent Crime Rates In Richmond

Richmond is on track for another year of record low crime rates. It’s a significant step for a city once plagued with crime using a strategy that’s turned into a Bay Area success story.

08/20/2014

Authorities in Palo Alto search for a suspect who evaded police following a traffic stop on August 30, 2012. The suspect was later arrested. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Racial Profiling Or High Crime Area? What Police Do With Traffic-Stop Data

Bay Area police departments collect information on the race of drivers pulled over in traffic stops, but most of the agencies report they don’t have the time, staff or budget to do anything with that information.

08/19/2014

General view of the South Pasadena High School after two students were arrested on suspicion of plotting a mass shooting at the high school, on August 19, 2014 in Pasadena, California. The violence was to have taken place at South Pasadena High School and police averted a potential mass shooting after receiving information from school officials. The two adolescents had planned to kill three staff members and as many students as possible.  (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Teens Arrested After Police Unravel Plot To Carry Out Mass Shooting At Pasadena High School

Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

08/19/2014

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

Man Hit By Car In San Jose Critically Injured, Suspect Remains At Large

A man hit by a car in San Jose near Los Lagos Golf Course Monday night suffered injuries that are considered life-threatening.

08/19/2014

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