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Richmond police patrol car. April 8, 2014. (CBS)

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.

10/13/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Harris Quashes Speculation Over Her Possible Interest In Replacing U.S. Attorney General Holder

The 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.

09/25/2014

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

08/22/2014

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)

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.

07/29/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Activists Call For Justice Dept. Investigation Of Sonoma Co. Law Enforcement’s Use Of Deadly Force

Civil 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”.

06/24/2014

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)

U.S. Dept. Of Justice Sending Mediator To Salinas Following Officer-Involved Shootings

The 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.

05/28/2014

(Clockwise from top) Chinese military officials Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Gu Chunhui, and Heang Zhenyu have been indicted by the United States government for allegedly hacking into U.S. companies. (FBI)

US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area Ties

Never 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.

05/19/2014

Detective Michael Maes has been identified as the officer who fatally shot Sgt. Tommy Smith during a probation search in Dublin on January 21, 2014. (BART Police)

BART Police Names Officer Who Fatally Shot Colleague, Will Attend Memorial

BART’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.

01/27/2014

U.S. Ninth District Court of Appeals

Appeals Court In SF Orders Review Of Gay Russian’s Asylum Case

A 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.

11/28/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

OPD To Deploy Officers At Middle Schools This Fall

Summer 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.

07/16/2012

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