Weapons

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Santa Cruz Officers Using ‘Smart Guns’ To Track When Weapons Unholstered, Fired

One procedure that failed in Ferguson was Officer Wilson’s attempt to call for backup. His radio was switched to the wrong channel. But a remarkable technology in California sets help in motion the moment a gun is drawn.

12/01/2014

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former SFPD Officer Said 2 Officers On Trial Joined Him Stealing Money, Drugs During Arrests

A former San Francisco police officer told a federal jury Monday that he stole money, property and drugs during searches and arrests and said he did it with two other officers now on trial.

11/17/2014

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62 Sex-Offenders Arrested Halloween Night In Statewide Sweep Dubbed “Operation Boo”

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation made 62 arrests during the 21st Annual Operation Boo Child Safety Project on Halloween night.

11/01/2014

An Airsoft pistol (top) is placed alongside a pistol used by Richmond Police. (CBS)

Marin County DA Asks State Legislature To Strengthen Laws For Altered Replica Weapons

Marin County’s district attorney said he wants the state to strengthen laws that address people who disguise replica guns and rifles to look like the real ones—an effort resulting from the recent confrontation between sheriff’s deputies and a 12-year-old boy.

10/29/2014

Cannabis plant leaf (OLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Of Shooting In Santa Rosa Leads To 7 Arrested On Drug Charges

A report about a shooting led to the arrests of seven people on drug charges at a west Santa Rosa residence late Monday morning.

10/14/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs California Gun Restriction Law, First In The Country

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

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Missing Assault Rifles Lead Feds To End Surplus Weapons Giveaways To San Mateo, Napa County Sheriff’s Offices

The delivery of mine-resistant vehicles to local law enforcement agencies last month generated outcry about the ills of militarizing police agencies in the United States. Those cries could grow louder now that some of the other weapons in that program are unaccounted for.

09/12/2014

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum Thursday

As Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.

09/04/2014

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Sonoma Valley Teen ‘Gunsmith’ Arrested On Weapons Charges

A 16-year-old Sonoma Valley boy who bragged about his gun manufacture and modification prowess was arrested last week on weapons charges.

08/13/2014

Emmitt Tippie is one of 11 people Antioch police arrested during a crime suppression effort. (Antioch Police Department)

Apartment Shooting Suspect Among 11 Arrested In Antioch Crime Crackdown

Police arrested 11 people — including a man suspected of shooting a woman in front of her apartment last week — during a crime suppression effort in Antioch on Wednesday night.

08/07/2014

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