Prop 57 Would Give Power To Try Juveniles As Adults To Judges, Not ProsecutorsProposition 57 which would take the power of charging minors as adults -- a practice known as "direct filing" -- away from district attorneys and give it to judges.
Death Penalty Sought In Case Against Stockton Bank Robbery Suspect Who Used Hostage As Human ShieldProsecutors say they’re seeking a death sentence against a California man charged with killing a bank robbery hostage used as a human shield in a shootout with police.
Police Turn Over Ray McDonald Alleged Domestic Violence Case To Prosecutors; No Decision Yet On ChargesMore than a month after his arrest on felony domestic violence charges, the San Jose Police department has turned over its case involving 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald to prosecutors.
Lawmaker Hopes Prosecutors Act Before San Bruno Explosion Statute ExpiresSept. 9 will mark three years since the devastating pipeline explosion that rocked San Bruno; it will also be the final day for San Mateo County prosecutors and the State of California to file criminal charges against the utility for the deadly 2010 incident that claimed 8 lives, injured many, and leveled entire homes.
Contra Costa County Prosecutors Consider StrikeDeputy district attorneys in Contra Costa County said that a strike is a distinct possibility given the wave of deep cuts that have swept through their office.
Remaining Charge Dropped In South Bay Priest Assault CaseSanta Clara County prosecutors have decided not to re-file charges against a man acquitted of beating a priest who allegedly molested him more than 30 years ago.
Federal Prosecutors Probing San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionFederal prosecutors were seeking thousands of pages of documents from California regulators as they launched an investigation into the deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
Contra Costa Prosecutors Disappointed With Furlough PlanThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors was expected to sign off on an order Tuesday, requiring attorneys in the Contra Costa County District Attorney's to take 12 furlough days between January and June, 2011.
Some California Cops, Prosecutors Supporting Pot MeasureA small group of former law enforcement officials and prosecutors Monday endorsed a statewide initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot that would legalize marijuana possession and the use of small amounts of marijuana for those over 21.