Richmond Police Began Using Body Cameras This WeekThe City of Richmond's police department rolled out new body cameras worn by police officers this week. Most will be equipped by Friday.
Independent San Jose Police Auditor Says Grand Juries No Longer Serve Their PurposeSan Jose independent police auditor Judge Ladoris Cordell says it’s time to do away with grand juries and that they no longer serve their purpose. This follows two grand juries that decided not to indict officers who killed unarmed black men.
Sheriff's Deputy Arrested For Alleged Battery Of Patient At San Francisco General HospitalA San Francisco Sheriff's Department deputy has been charged with the alleged battery of a patient at San Francisco General Hospital.
Oakland Public Defenders Don #BlackLivesMatter Shirts, Join Nationwide ProtestThis is the first time in recent history public defenders organized a protest in Oakland. According to one protester, "every day, public defenders see the imbalance in the court system that allows police officers to escape punishment for crimes against black people."
Mother Wants Uber Held Responsible For Daughter’s Death In San Francisco, Following Charges For Former DriverA former Uber driver has been charged in the death of a six-year-old girl in San Francisco last New Year’s Eve, but the victim's mother and the family's attorney want the company held responsible too.
Feds Sue Debt Collection Agency For Deceptively Using CA District Attorney Seals On Letters To DebtorsA lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco is trying to stop a debt collection company from using the seal and letterhead of California district attorneys to go after people who owe money.
Shocking Video Of Woman Stabbing South Bay Cabbie Shows How Surveillance Has Revolutionized Crime InvestigationFrom surveillance cameras to cellphones to body cams -- we're being watched everywhere we go. All that video evidence has revolutionized the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.
Police Raid Petaluma Duck Farm After Undercover Video Reveals Sick & Wounded AnimalsSonoma County Sheriff's Office deputies raided a duck factory in Petaluma Wednesday after an animal advocacy group released hidden camera video showing wounded and sick animals.
Former Livermore Golf Instructor Sentenced To 27 Years Prison For Child Molestation, Murder Plot A former Livermore golf instructor was sentenced by a judge Thursday to 27 years in state prison for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.
Police Turn Over Ray McDonald Alleged Domestic Violence Case To Prosecutors; No Decision Yet On ChargesMore than a month after his arrest on felony domestic violence charges, the San Jose Police department has turned over its case involving 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald to prosecutors.
Service Dog Helps Scared Victims, Witnesses During San Francisco Court ProceedingsThe San Francisco court system has a new, specially-trained assistant to help vulnerable witnesses cope with their situation, and can do it on all fours.
Family Of Man Fatally Shot By SFPD In Bernal Heights Call Medical Examiner’s Report DefamatorySupporters of Alejandro Nieto, the man shot and killed by San Francisco police last march in Bernal Heights, are calling the medical examiner's report that rules his death a homicide defamatory
Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Who Shot And Killed Andy Lopez Returning To Full Duty The Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy at the center of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year in which a 13-year-old boy died will be returning to patrol.
Alaska District Attorney Will Not Bring Charges In Sexual Assault Case Involving Stanford StudentDistrict Attorney James Scott said there is insufficient evidence to prove that 21-year-old senior Leah Francis was raped by her ex-boyfriend in his home in Alaska over winter break.
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster Alameda County's District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.