Critics Not Impressed At Meeting To Discuss Walnut Creek Police Protest ResponseAfter a downtown looting and vandalism spree on May 31 and a Black Lives Matter protest the next afternoon that turned violent in the traffic lanes of Interstate Highway 680, Walnut Creek City Council members on Tuesday wanted to hear more about why their city blew up on social media for the wrong reasons.
George Floyd Protests: Oakland Police Say 200 Businesses Looted; 137 Arson Fires Set, More Than 300 Arrested During UnrestWith calls to defund her department growing louder, Oakland interim police chief Susan Manheimer penned an open letter to local residents Thursday detailing the challenges her officers faced during several nights of violent protest related to the death of George Floyd.
5 Arrests, 59 Stolen Vehicles Recovered From Looted San Leandro Dodge Dealership Police have made five arrests and recovered 59 vehicles, mostly high-priced Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats, that were stolen during a night of looting following an outbreak of violence associated with anger over the death of George Floyd.
Family, Protesters Demand Answers Over CHP Killing Of Stolen Vehicle Suspect Erik Salgado In OaklandHundreds of protesters, along with the family of an Oakland man killed over the weekend in a California Highway Patrol officer-involved shooting were demanding answers Monday as to why he had to die in a hail of gunfire following a chase.
State Attorney General To Review Vallejo Police Use Of Deadly Force PoliciesIn the wake of several officer-involved shootings including the death of Sean Monterrosa this week, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Friday his agency would do a comprehensive review of the Vallejo Police Department's use of deadly force policies.
Vallejo's History Of Fatal Police Shootings Complicates Death During George Floyd UnrestIn the midst of a national upheaval over police violence, the city of Vallejo is once again investigating a fatal police shooting.
UPDATE: Bay Area Counties, Cities Rescind Dusk-To-Dawn Curfews; Some City Curfews RemainOfficials allowed dusk-to-dawn curfew orders to expire in most Bay Area cities Thursday, as well as countywide curfews in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties as law enforcement agencies report declines in the number of acts of looting, violence and arrests.
Reopening Retracted: Bay Area Businesses Again Board Up Storefronts as Looting ContinuesAcross the Bay Area, small business owners are trying to protect their stores and restaurants -- already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic -- from the ongoing threat of looting and vandalism.
Police: Well-Coordinated Thieves Capitalize On Bay Area Protest ChaosPolice in the small community of San Leandro were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart and stormed a car dealership.
Vallejo Police Kill Looting Suspect After Mistaking Hammer For FirearmVallejo police announced Wednesday the death of a suspect shot early Tuesday morning by an officer who mistakenly thought he had a gun during incidents of civil unrest and looting.
National Guard Troops Deployed In Vallejo After 'Coordinated' Outbreak Of ViolenceNational Guard troops patrolled the streets of Vallejo early Wednesday, joining the effort to end nights of violence and looting in the wake of George Floyd's in-custody death in Minneapolis.