Bay Area Lawmaker Would Require DA's Who Receive Police Contributions To Recuse Themselves In Misconduct CasesA bill to be introduced in December in the state Assembly would require district attorneys to recuse themselves from police misconduct cases if they have accepted campaign contributions from police unions that represent the accused officer.
Proposal Would Allow Families Of Police Brutality Victims To Seek CompensationA bill to be considered in the California Legislature would allow the families of police brutality victims to seek compensation from the state even if someone is not arrested or charged with a crime.
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.
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Joins Push For South Africa-Style Truth, Reconciliation CommissionSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin joins a pilot effort patterned after South Africa's post-apartheid truth and reconciliation commission to confront racism in the criminal justice system.
Police Brutality Protesters Gather At Antioch City Hall, Seek Removal Of 2 OfficersProtesters calling for an end to police brutality gathered outside City Hall in Antioch on Monday, calling for the removal of two officers.
Federal Judge Places Limits On Oakland Police Use Of Tear Gas On ProtestersA federal judge has temporarily placed limits on the Oakland Police Department's use of tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets on protesters.
DA Chesa Boudin Not Charging Cases Relying On SFPD Officers With Misconduct HistorySan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Monday that his office will no longer charge cases that rely on statements from officers who have a proven history of misconduct.
Sister Of Federal Guard Killed In Oakland Tells Congress "He Did Not Deserve To Die"The sister of a federal security guard who was ambushed in a hail of bullets during a night of intense protests and unrest in Oakland, gave an emotional testimony before Congress, on Wednesday.
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Offers Money To Aid Victims Of Police ViolenceThe policy change by District Attorney Chesa Boudin comes as the U.S. reels from the deaths of George Floyd and other people of color at the hands of police.
Activists Outline Police Policy Changes In Wake Of Protests Following George Floyd KillingAfter two weeks of protests and unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, activists have begun to outline some of the specific policy changes they want to see enacted.
Berkeley Activists Host Symbolic Funeral To 'Bury Racism'Thousands gathered in Berkeley Saturday afternoon for an unusual protest that found the crowd symbolically burying racism in a park next to Berkeley High School.
Bay Area Lawmakers Join Push For New Rules On Police Use Of Rubber BulletsLawmakers from the Bay Area have joined a push at the State Capitol for legislation on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement amid ongoing protests in the death of George Floyd.
Saints QB Brees Apologizes For Criticism Of Colin Kaepernick Anthem ProtestsDrew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he repeated his opposition to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality toward people of color.
Peaceful Protesters Marched In Oakland Demanding Justice For George FloydProtesters marched through the streets of Oakland Thursday night, blocking intersections and adding their voices to the nationwide demonstrations demanding justice for George Floyd.
Man Sues San Francisco Over Alleged Brutal Police Beating Near Fisherman's WharfA man claiming he was brutally beaten by San Francisco police officers near Fisherman's Wharf in 2019 filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Monday, alleging civil rights violations and assault.