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A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

African-American Congregants Wear Black To Services To Draw Attention To Police Shootings

Congregants in African-American churches nationwide have worn black to services and said special prayers to draw attention to fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.

12/14/2014

Gun Buyback

3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

12/12/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

More than 750 cases of sexual assaults reported between 2003 and 2013 that were sitting in the police department’s evidence storage rooms have now been submitted to a crime lab for analysis according to SFPD.

12/12/2014

Chopper 5 over protests in Berkeley on December 10, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Interrupt Talk By Peter Thiel On UC Berkeley Campus During Latest March, Vandalism Reported In Oakland

Protesters marched on the University of California, Berkeley campus and shut down a talk by PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel Wednesday night.

12/10/2014

(San Jose PD)

Suicidal Woman Bites Off Jail Deputy’s Finger After 9-Hour Standoff With Police On I-680 In San Jose

A woman who threatened to jump off an overpass above Interstate 680 in San Jose — prompting a nine hour closure of the freeway Monday — attacked and bit off the finger of a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputy while she was booked into jail, according to police.

12/10/2014

(CBS SF)

Woman Shot By San Leandro Police After High-Speed Pursuit, Dies

A 27-year-old woman shot by San Leandro police who had chased her into Oakland Sunday night died in a hospital Tuesday morning, Oakland police said.

12/10/2014

Protesters march in Berkeley for the fourth night in a row. (Christin Ayers)

Highway 24, BART Stations, Amtrak Shut Down As Protesters March Through Oakland & Berkeley For 4th Night

Protesters marched through Berkeley for a fourth night in a row in the latest demonstration over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown during confrontations with police. The protesters ended up in Oakland and prompted a closure of Highway 24.

12/09/2014

New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Contracts Approved For Officer Body Cameras In Sonoma County Following Andy Lopez Sheriff Shooting

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved three five-year contracts totaling $1.1 million to equip 241 sworn county sheriff’s officers with body-worn cameras.

12/09/2014

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

4 Suspects Caught After Alleged String Of 9 Armed Robberies In 2 Hour Period Across Oakland

Police captured four suspects in a string of nine armed robberies committed within two hours across a large area of Oakland Monday afternoon, a police captain said Tuesday.

12/09/2014

(Getty Images)

Over 150 Protesters Arrested After Halting Amtrak Train, Traffic On I-80 In Berkeley

The California Highway Patrol has announced that it arrested more than 150 protesters in Monday’s standoff that blocked traffic in both directions on Interstate Highway 80 in Berkeley for about 90 minutes.

12/09/2014

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