A suspected shoplifter who used a Taser stun gun on a Safeway security guard trying to stop him was arrested in Fremont on Saturday, police said Monday.
Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer, broke down and cried on the witness stand while describing how he shot and killed Oscar Grant at a BART station platform more than five years ago.
Police shot and killed a man allegedly swinging a pair of garden shears toward them on a busy Salinas street corner Tuesday afternoon in an
incident that was recorded by one of dozens of witnesses and posted on YouTube.
The head of the union that represents Berkeley police officers said Wednesday that a suspect’s alleged attack on an officer on Monday illustrates why officers in Berkeley need to have Tasers.
The wife of an undocumented laborer shot to death by a San Jose State University police officer on Feb. 21 disputed police accounts of the shooting Thursday and called for two campus officers to be suspended and arrested on criminal charges.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr scheduled a town-hall meeting in the City’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Tuesday, following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man in Bernal Heights Park last Friday.
SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A knife-wielding man hit with a stun gun by a San Jose State University police officer, then shot by another campus police officer, subsequently died from his injuries, police said Friday.
A combative man at a popular coastal spa had to be Tasered by Monterey County Sheriff deputies on Saturday.
An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.
The Berkeley Police Officers Association is releasing an online citizen’s survey on the use of Tasers and would like the city to explore arming the police force with the devices.