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Racial profiling

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

Oakland Police Say Officer Acted Within Policy Detaining Firefighter And His Kids, Video Released

Video has surfaced of a tense situation between a white Oakland police officer and a black off-duty firefighter outside the fire station where he worked. Meanwhile, police said the officer was “within policy” during the incident.

09/03/2014

Keith Jones and Sons

Race Issues Raised When Oakland Firefighter, Kids Detained By Police Officer

A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young kids were detained by a white police officer outside the station where the firefighter worked.

08/29/2014

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

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Monitor: OPD Making Progress, Still Struggling With Racial Profiling

Oakland Police Department’s federal monitor released a report that says it has to comply with just six of the 51 original reform goals that were imposed over 10 years ago.

06/17/2014

State Assembly candidate Clarence Hunt. (CBS)

African-American Campaign Volunteers Claim Racial Profiling During East Bay Canvassing

Some African-American campaign workers going door-to-door in the East Bay may be victims of racial profiling.

06/02/2014

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

SFPD Officer Sues City, Accuses Colleagues Of Racial Profiling

A San Francisco police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying he was racially profiled and wrongly arrested by several colleagues who didn’t recognize him.

11/13/2013

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

SJPD Begins Documenting ‘Curb-Sit’ Detentions Following Racial Profiling Claims

The San Jose Police Department has started a new method of documenting “limited detentions,” or stops in which people are temporarily ordered to sit on a curb or in a police cruiser during an investigation, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

09/03/2013

Michael B. Jordan & Ariana Neal in "Fruitvale Station" (credit: The Weinstein Company)

Oscar Grant Movie ‘Fruitvale Station’ Premieres To Sellout Crowds

Movie theaters in Oakland added extra screenings Friday to accommodate huge crowds that wanted to see “Fruitvale Station,” a new film about the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant by a BART police officer.

07/12/2013

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Police To Record Race Of Every Person They Stop, Question

Police in San Jose will record the race of every person they stop and question on the street under a new policy that supporters say could finally determine whether officers are racially profiling.

07/08/2013

Marin County Fair (credit: marincountyfair.org)

Marin Supervisors Approve County Fair Dress Code Aimed At Gang Members

The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally adopted a dress code policy targeting gang members at the upcoming County Fair. But some are concerned the policy could lead to racial profiling.

06/18/2013

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