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Racial profiling

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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Lawyer Says Off-Duty SFPD Officer Was Target Of Racial Profiling

An attorney for an off-duty San Francisco police officer who was pulled over and allegedly harassed by other officers in the city’s Bayview District last week said that the incident is “quite disturbing” and an example of racial profiling.

06/04/2013

San Francisco Police officer, generic

San Francisco Police Officer Accuses Colleagues Of Racial Profiling

A veteran officer of the San Francisco Police Department has accused three other officers of racial profiling, following a traffic stop in the Bayview neighborhood Thursday night.

05/31/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Oakland Council Weighs Hiring Bratton, Anti-Crime Measures

The Oakland City Council heard public comment Tuesday night on four crime-fighting proposals that proponents say will help Oakland reduce its high crime rate.

01/23/2013

Attendees wait their turn to speak inside Oakland City Council chambers, January 15, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Plan To Hire Police Consultant Under Fire Over ‘Stop And Frisk’

Emotions ran high at Oakland City Hall on Tuesday night as dozens of people spoke out against a controversial plan to bring a former Los Angeles and New York police chief in to advise Oakland’s Police Department.

01/16/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Lawyer Satisfied With Oakland Police Oversight Deal

James Chanin said he and co-counsel John Burris sought to have an outside person oversee the Oakland Police Department because, “We got tired of waiting.”

12/06/2012

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