San Jose Lawmakers Vote To Give City Council Power To Release Police Body Cam VideoA police reform arising from the George Floyd protests was enacted by the San Jose City Council on Tuesday. The council voted unanimously to give itself the power to release body cam video.
Berkeley Voters Overwhelmingly Approve New Police Accountability BoardThe mayor of Berkeley announced Friday that Measure II, which increases accountability for the city’s police and decreases the department’s budget, passed with an overwhelming majority of the vote.
San Leandro’s Bayfair Center Closes Early Due to Concerns Over Possible LootingOwners of the Bayfair Center in San Leandro decided to close earlier than usual on Tuesday due to threats about looting planned this evening, police said.
Pittsburg Settles Suit Over Man Killed by Officer's Chokehold For $7MThe City of Pittsburg agreed to pay $7.3 million to the family of a man who died after an officer placed him in a controversial neck hold similar to the one that killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Oscar Grant's Family 'Cautiously Optimistic' After Meeting With DA About Charging BART OfficerAfter a meeting with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley Wednesday, members of Oscar Grant's family said that they have been promised a "robust and transparent" investigation into charging former BART police officer Anthony Pirone in Grant's 2009 death.
Oakland, Portland Sue Feds For Sending Agents to ProtestsAttorneys representing the cities of Oakland and Portland filed suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department Wednesday, claiming that the agencies overstepped their constitutional limits when they sent federal law enforcement officers to tamp down on protests in those cities this past summer.
Alameda County District Attorney To Reopen Investigation Into BART Police Shooting Of Oscar GrantAlameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Monday afternoon that her office would reopen its investigation into the fatal 2009 BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant.
Police Reform: San Jose Council Considers Rubber Bullet Ban Proposed By MayorMembers of the San Jose City Council on Tuesday are discussing a proposal to ban the firing of rubber bullets during crowded protests.
'My Responsibility And My Duty' - 49ers' Arik Armstead Uses Platform To Promote Social Justice IssuesArmstead is using his weekly media sessions to get across messages he wants to deliver, saying he will highlight one social justice issue that he has been studying each time before taking questions from the media.
George Floyd Protests: San Jose Not Pursuing Charges Against Those Who Broke CurfewThe city of San Jose will not pursue charges against those arrested for breaking a citywide curfew imposed May 31 in the wake of civil unrest and protests.
Legislators Work To Get Several Police Reform Bills To Governor's DeskCalifornia lawmakers were burning the midnight oil on the last day of the legislative session Monday, trying to send multiple police reform bills to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk.
California Senate Votes to Require State Review of All Deadly Police ShootingsThe California Senate voted Sunday to require the state's top prosecutor to investigate all police shootings that kill an unarmed civilian, advancing one of the highest profile reforms introduced this year in response to the killing of George Floyd.
California Considers Police Reforms as Legislature’s Session Nears EndCounty supervisors could increase their oversight of sheriffs under one of several pending legislative proposals that gained momentum Friday in the wake of national unrest after the death in May of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Grand Jury Indicts 4 For Stealing Guns During ProtestFour people have been charged with stealing at least 27 firearms from a Hayward gun store on a night in May when thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality.
Menlo Park Names New Interim Police ChiefMenlo Park City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson on Thursday announced former Pleasanton Police Chief David Spiller as the city's interim police chief.