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.
California High Court Sides With Police In Fight Over ChasesThe California Supreme Court on Monday rejected a lawsuit that could have made it easier to hold police in the state liable for crashes during pursuits.
Santa Rosa Man Confronts ICE Officers On Property Without ExplanationNew video showed a Santa Rosa man turning the tables on law enforcement Wednesday morning, demanding to know why ICE officers wearing bullet-proof vests came onto his property twice without explanation.
State Auditors Say California Underreports Hate CrimesCalifornia is underreporting hate crimes to the FBI, state lawmakers and the public because local law enforcement agencies lack adequate policies and training, state auditors said Thursday.
Bay Area Law Enforcement Say Illegal Sideshows Are Getting More DangerousA law enforcement task force has been formed to crack down on the growing number and size of illegal sideshows in the Bay Area.
S.F. Police Commissioners Vote in Support of Arming Officers with TasersSan Francisco police commissioners voted 4-3 late Friday night in support of a plan to arm all city police officers with Tasers following a raucous six and a half-hour hearing.
Teen Exploited In Sex Scandal Drops Suit Against Sheriff's OfficeA woman who was sexually exploited by Bay Area law enforcement officers dropped her lawsuit against the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
Activists Protest 'Urban Shield' Law Enforcement Training Event In OaklandThe Stop Urban Shield Coalition held a rally in front of the Alameda County government building near Lake Merritt in Oakland Friday afternoon to protest the "Urban Shield" law enforcement disaster training event.
Buzz Kill: California Police Train To Detect Drugged DriversPolice across California are scrambling to keep up with the pending legalization of recreational pot by increasing training to spot drug-impaired drivers.
Shutting Down Accused Online Brothel Backpage.com May Hurt Law EnforcementThere's a law enforcement paradox to Backpage.com, labeled by officials as the largest U.S. internet prostitution ad provider.