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A protester holds a mirror up to a police officer in Oakland on August 20, 2014. Demonstrators gathered to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, along with other incidents of police brutality. (Joe Vazquez / CBS)

CA Police Departments Brace For Large Demonstrations After Grand Jury Decision In Michael Brown Case

Police departments in California and across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri last August.

11/15/2014

Davis' MRAP armored vehicle (CBS)

San Jose Police Returning Mine-Resistant Armored Truck To Feds Amid Militarization Debate

Amid a national debate over the militarization of the police, the San Jose Police Department has decided to return a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from the military surplus program.

08/29/2014

Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies.  (CBS)

Sonoma County SWAT Team Arrests Stabbing Suspect After Tense Standoff

A suspect involved in a stabbing who barricaded himself in his home was arrested Friday evening.

08/02/2014

A SWAT team and bomb squad responded to a Hayward home where an eviction was carried out earlier in the day. (CBS)

SWAT Team, Bomb Squad Use Robots To Search Hayward Home After Eviction Attempt

A SWAT team and bomb squad were using robots to search a Hayward home where authorities tried to evict residents Tuesday morning, a police spokesman said.

07/29/2014

Police Sirens

SWAT Team, Bomb Squad Called To Hayward Home For Eviction

A SWAT team and bomb squad have responded to a Hayward home where authorities tried to evict residents Tuesday morning

07/29/2014

San Jose SWAT officers on the scene of a standoff. (CBS) 2/10/14

Jump On Tomorrow: SJSU SWAT Drill, Free Mammograms, AT&T Park Fight Suspects In Court, Amazon Phone, Zach Braff Film

If you are near San Jose State University Friday morning, expect to see a lot of police cars and SWAT teams, but don’t worry – it’s only a drill.

07/24/2014

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Three Men Barricaded Themselves In Richmond Home After Police Pursuit In Stolen Vehicle

Three men were arrested after they were spotted in stolen vehicle, led police on a pursuit and barricaded themselves for several hours inside a home in Richmond on Wednesday.

07/10/2014

New K-9 bullet-proof vest demonstrated on San Francisco's Treasure Island (Jeffrey Schaub/KCBS)

6 Bulletproof Vests Donated To San Francisco Police Department’s K-9 Unit

The San Francisco police department has received a donation of six Kevlar bulletproof vests for its canine patrol and tactical units.

07/09/2014

Police Surround an East Oakland Apartment Complex for Suspected Carjacker

Suspected Carjacker Surrenders After East Oakland Apartment Standoff; 1 Other Suspect Sought

A suspected carjacker who was barricaded inside an East Oakland apartment complex Tuesday afternoon has surrendered, according to police. A second suspect who fled earlier from the scene remained at large.

07/08/2014

San Leandro Suspect Arrested After Search Prompts SWAT Standoff, Shelter-In-Place Warning

San Leandro police say they have successfully arrested a suspect wanted for violent felony crimes after a standoff Thursday afternoon in the area of Washington Avenue and Castro Street.

06/12/2014

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