Chinedu Okobi Death: Internal Investigation Clears San Mateo DeputiesThe San Mateo County sheriff's deputies who killed Chinedu Okobi last year were cleared of any violations of department policy, according to an internal affairs report.
California Enacts Law On Police Use Of Lethal Force Only When 'Necessary'On Monday Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a landmark bill that was once described as one of the toughest police use-of-force standard in the country, but some believe the law is watered down from its original version.
Hong Kong Protests Impact Bay Area Travel, Trade; Activists Worried About Gov. ViolenceThere's growing concern among Bay Area Hong Kong supporters that the Chinese government could use violence to put down a recent wave of protests.
San Mateo Sheriff Revising Use Of Force Policy After Taser DeathsAuthorities in San Mateo County on Tuesday morning presented a possible change in its use of force policy including Tasers after three deadly incidents last year.
Lawsuit Alleges Racial Profiling, Excessive Force By Deputies Led To Man's DeathThe family of Chinedu Okobi, who was killed in a confrontation with San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies last October, will file a lawsuit against the county on Friday, a spokesman for the family's attorney said.
Assembly Backs Bill To Deter Shootings By PoliceThe California Assembly approved legislation Wednesday intended to deter deadly police shootings by restricting when officers can legally open fire.
BART Board Approves Naming Road At Fruitvale Station 'Oscar Grant III Way'BART’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday morning to designate an unnamed throughway adjacent to the Fruitvale station as “Oscar Grant III Way.”
Battle Resumes In California Legislature Over Police Use Of Deadly ForceOne of the California Legislature's hottest criminal justice debates is resuming with competing proposals over when police can use deadly force.
Activists Demand Authorities Release Video Of Fatal Millbrae Taser IncidentProtesters gathered outside the San Mateo County DA's office Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction with how the investigation into a deadly Taser confrontation last October between a Peninsula man and sheriff's deputies is being handled.
Outside Expert To Help Investigate Man's Death After Being Tasered In MillbraeFaced with growing public pressure, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday agreed to hire an outside expert to help investigate the death of a man who was repeatedly tasered by Sheriff's deputies during an October incident in Millbrae.
California's Historic Drop In Arrests Still Imperils BlacksCalifornia is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs, particularly in Bay Area counties.