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Still frame of YouTube video shows two Salinas police officer moments before fatally the man in the center who allegedly waved gardening shears. (Curtis McHenry/YouTube)

Video Captures Salinas Police Fatally Shooting Man With Garden Shears On Busy Street Corner

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.

05/21/2014

Berkeley Police generic, police car, cruiser, patrol

Berkeley Police Officer’s Union Makes Push For Tasers After Cop Assaulted

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.

04/09/2014

Antonio Guzman Lopez was fatally shot by a San Jose State University police officer on February 21, 2014. (CBS)

Wife Of Man Killed By SJSU Police Officer Accuses School Of Cover-Up

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.

04/03/2014

San Francisco Police on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bernal Heights Park on the evening of March 21, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: SFPD Holds Town Hall After Officers Kill Man In Bernal Heights Park

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.

03/25/2014

sjsu, crime, officer involved,

San Jose State University Police Taser, Shoot Suspect Dead

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.

02/21/2014

Esalen Institute

Sheriff Deputies In Big Sur Taser Naked Man At Esalen Institute

A combative man at a popular coastal spa had to be Tasered by Monterey County Sheriff deputies on Saturday.

02/09/2014

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform Measures

An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.

01/22/2014

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Berkeley’s Police Officers Association Makes Push To Arm Cops With Tasers

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.

05/29/2013

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Student Hit With Stun-Gun By Classmate At SF Potrero Hill School

A student at a school in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood is facing disciplinary measures after allegedly using a Taser on another student Wednesday, school district officials said.

04/17/2013

A homeless man sleeps in San Francisco Civic Center. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: SFPD Chief Suhr On Chronic Drunks, Tasers For Officers

Police Department Chief Greg Suhr told KCBS the idea is to get chronic drunks and drug abusers off the streets and into treatment programs using a carrot-stick approach.

04/15/2013

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