Coronavirus Pandemic Prompts More Citations Instead Of Arrests For Some Offenses In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County law enforcement will issue citations instead of making arrests for a handful of offenses to promote safety and prevent jail crowding during the spread of novel coronavirus, the county court system announced Wednesday.
Coronavirus Pandemic: 4 New Coronavirus Cases Among San Francisco Sheriff's StaffThree San Francisco Sheriff's deputies and a cadet have all tested positive for COVID-19 as the virus continued to infect the department's personnel.
Police, Sheriffs Hope Enforcement Of Shelter-In-Place Order Won't Be NecessaryPolice officers and county sheriffs deputies will be the ones enforcing the shelter-in-place order that goes into effect Tuesday. In Alameda County, deputies say they hope that enforcement power won't be necessary.
S.F. Police Use of Force Drops by Nearly Half Over Past 3 YearsUse of force by San Francisco police department officers has dropped over the last three years by 47 percent, according to new data released by the department on Friday.
Some San Pablo Residents Uneasy As Police Unveil High-Tech, Long Flying DroneA day after the San Pablo city council unanimously approved an advanced new drone program for law enforcement use, police showed their high-tech gear off at a National Night Out event.
San Francisco Moves Towards Banning Use Of Facial Recognition Tech By Law EnforcementThe city of San Francisco is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to ban the use of facial recognition technology for law enforcement.
Oakland Mulls Ban On Controversial Face Recognition TechnologyPrivacy advocates in Oakland are proposing a ban on the city’s use of controversial facial recognition technology.
Old California Police Misconduct Records Are Public, Court RulesLaw enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled.
South Bay Police Chiefs Meet With Community Seeking Access To RecordsTop cops in the South Bay are getting an earful from the community, who says a new state law designed to give them access to police records isn't giving them answers.
Alameda Co. Supes Approve Sweeping Changes To Urban Shield ProgramThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 at the end of a five-hour meeting on Tuesday to accept most of a committee’s recommendations to make sweeping changes to its “Urban Shield” first-responder training exercise.
Friends, Colleagues Mourn S.F. Public Defender Jeff Adachi, Dead at 59Jeff Adachi, who died Friday night, was hailed on Saturday by his colleagues and friends as a true public servant who gave decades of his life working to defend people who didn't have enough money to afford an attorney.
Despite Crackdown, BART Fare Evasion Remains RampantDespite a year-long crackdown on BART fare evaders, recent video shot by KPIX cameras shows many cheaters are still riding for free.
California Justices Deny Challenge To New Police Records LawThe California Supreme Court has denied a last-minute challenge to a state law opening police records to the public.
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.
2 Bills Increasing Law Enforcement Transparency Signed By BrownCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law on Sunday that will increase access to law enforcement records and body camera footage, according to state officials.