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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

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Reach Deal To Avoid Federal Takeover

Civil rights lawyers who had sought a federal takeover of the Oakland Police Department reached a settlement with the city Wednesday that calls for a compliance director, not a receiver, to oversee the department.

12/05/2012

Scene of shooting in San Francisco's Western Addition on August 19, 2011. (CBS)

SF Police To Keep More Detailed Racial Data On Arrests

The San Francisco Police Department plans to classify all suspects by both race and ethnicity, Police Chief Greg Suhr said Wednesday, replacing a system which followed state guidelines to classify arrestees according to five racial categories.

09/13/2012

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Ditches ‘Stop And Frisk’ Proposal

San Francisco’s mayor has abandoned a police stop and frisk proposal designed to get weapons off the streets.

08/07/2012

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Mayor Lee Clarifies Stop-And-Frisk Stance As Supes Join Protest

Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement Tuesday that he is not considering a policy that will violate anyone’s constitutional rights and result in racial profiling, but he is “willing to move forward with bold ideas that get to results.”

07/17/2012

San Francisco City Hall

SF Mayor Lee Signs Civil Rights Measure On Dealings With Feds

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed into law Wednesday a measure that requires input from the community about the police department’s participation with the FBI on a joint terrorism task force.

05/10/2012

A woman speaks during Wednesday's City Hall protest in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Protesters Take Supreme Court Immigration Hearings Personally

Protesters took to the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall over the U.S. Supreme Court hearings on Arizona’s controversial immigration laws. They say it’s a case of merciless racial profiling.

04/25/2012

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East Palo Alto Police Chief Testifies About Racial Profiling Before Senate

Police departments around the country have not done enough to combat racial profiling in the last decade, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis said Tuesday.

04/17/2012

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Fruitvale Latinos Call For Repeal Of Homeland Security Program

Latinos in Oakland’s Fruitvale District gathered with some prominent political supporters to call for the repeal of a Homeland Security program they claim promotes racial profiling.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/27/2011

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