California Moves To Provide Free Interpreter Services In All Court CasesUnder pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, California's Judicial Council approved a plan to extend free interpretation services to all cases by 2017.
Eric Holder Hosts Oakland Roundtable On Police-Community Relations In Wake Of Violent Protests Last YearAttorney General Eric Holder will be in Oakland to talk about law enforcement and community relations.
U.S. Department Of Justice Turns To Richmond Police Chief To Help Ease Unrest In Ferguson The U.S. Department of Justice has turned to the City of Richmond to help ease the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Chief Chris Magnus participated in a panel last month to help heal community wounds in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death.
Harris Quashes Speculation Over Her Possible Interest In Replacing U.S. Attorney General HolderThe wheels are already turning in political circles about possible replacements for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and one prominent name that continues to come up is California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
U.S. Department Of Justice Visits San Jose As Gang Violence Trends Downward Officials with the U.S. Justice Department are paying a visit to San Jose this week to see for themselves how the city's anti-gang programs are working. The visit comes as city officials say gang violence is trending downward.
Family Members Of Men Shot And Killed By Salinas Police Ask For Federal Investigation Family members of two men shot and killed by Salinas police are asking for a U.S. Justice Department investigation into the shootings, claiming a pattern of police brutality.
Activists Call For Justice Dept. Investigation Of Sonoma Co. Law Enforcement’s Use Of Deadly ForceCivil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.
U.S. Dept. Of Justice Sending Mediator To Salinas Following Officer-Involved ShootingsThe Salinas police chief announced Tuesday that he has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to send a conciliation specialist to Salinas in order to facilitate community dialogue following recent officer-involved shootings.
US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area TiesNever before has the U.S. Government publicly accused another country of a cyber-espionage. But that's essentially what happened Monday morning when grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted five Chinese military hackers, following a report from a Bay Area cybersecurity firm.
BART Police Names Officer Who Fatally Shot Colleague, Will Attend MemorialBART's police chief named the officer who accidentally killed his colleague last week and said he's seeking the U.S. Department of Justice's help on some potential policy changes.
Appeals Court In SF Orders Review Of Gay Russian's Asylum CaseA federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia.
OPD To Deploy Officers At Middle Schools This FallSummer may be in full swing, but school safety is already on the mind of Oakland's police officers - some of whom will be deployed this fall on a new assignment.