Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Decriminalize Jaywalking, Says Citations Disproportionately Issued To People Of ColorA Bay Area lawmaker is seeking to decriminalize jaywalking in California, saying such citations are disproportionately issued to people of color and have led to life-threatening encounters with law enforcement.
Activists Seek Greater San Mateo Sheriff Oversight After Chinedu Okobi DeathActivists in San Mateo County are seeking greater oversight of the sheriff's office and asking the county's Board of Supervisors to create a new citizens' oversight body.
Chinedu Okobi Death: Internal Investigation Clears San Mateo DeputiesThe San Mateo County sheriff's deputies who killed Chinedu Okobi last year were cleared of any violations of department policy, according to an internal affairs report.
San Mateo Sheriff Revising Use Of Force Policy After Taser DeathsAuthorities in San Mateo County on Tuesday morning presented a possible change in its use of force policy including Tasers after three deadly incidents last year.
Lawsuit Alleges Racial Profiling, Excessive Force By Deputies Led To Man's DeathThe family of Chinedu Okobi, who was killed in a confrontation with San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies last October, will file a lawsuit against the county on Friday, a spokesman for the family's attorney said.
No Criminal Charges For Deputies In Millbrae Taser DeathThe San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies who killed Chinedu Okobi during a violent confrontation in October will not face criminal charges, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Friday.
Family Of Man Killed By Deputies' Tasers In Millbrae Demands ChargesChinedu Okobi was killed when 5 deputies' tasers struck him after an alleged assault. On his birthday, family and activists demanded for the deputies to be charged.
Activists Demand Authorities Release Video Of Fatal Millbrae Taser IncidentProtesters gathered outside the San Mateo County DA's office Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction with how the investigation into a deadly Taser confrontation last October between a Peninsula man and sheriff's deputies is being handled.
San Mateo County To Hold Forum On Tasers Following 3 DeathsIn the wake of three deaths involving Taser stun gun deployments by law enforcement officers in San Mateo County this year, the county Board of Supervisors voted at its meeting on Tuesday to hold an upcoming public forum on Tasers.