Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose PoliceThe City of San Jose's Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.
Damage By Oakland May Day Protesters 'Worst Seen In Years'Glass from shattered windows, graffiti, and debris littered the streets Saturday in the aftermath of Friday’s May Day demonstration in Oakland.
San Jose Police Chief Tackles Murder Suspect Escaping From StationSan Jose’s Police Chief tackled a murder suspect attempting to make a bold escape Monday.
Delayed Reporting Of Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Jeopardize FiringsThe decision to not notify San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr for two years of racist and homophobic texts exchanged between several of his officers may end up preventing the chief from disciplining the officers involved.
Religious Leaders Condemn Fatal SFPD Shooting of Man Witnesses Say Was Real Robbery VictimThe demands of justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, the 21-year-old Guatemalan man shot and killed by two San Francisco police officers last month continued outside City Hall on Wednesday.
San Francisco Dismembered Body In Suitcase Identified As 58-Year-Old Vallejo ResidentThe dismembered body found in a suitcase in San Francisco has been identified as Omar Shahwan of Vallejo, friend and roommate of the lead suspect who was found dead last weekend.
Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor's race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.
$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.
KCBS In Depth: Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent Says Efforts To Reduce Violent Crime Are Paying OffOakland Police Chief Sean Whent talks to KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro about the city’s efforts to reduce violent crime.
Bay Area’s 3 Biggest Cities Report Homicide Rates Are Down So Far This Year Homicide rates in the Bay Area’s three-biggest cities were down for the first half of 2014 compared to the same time period last year. San Francisco is reporting the largest decline.
Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino DriversProsecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.
Concord Police Chief: Prison Realignment Linked To Increase In CrimeAn East Bay police chief says he believes there is a connection between California’s prison realignment policy and an increase in crime in his city.
Phil Matier: SFPD Holds Town Hall After Officers Kill Man In Bernal Heights ParkSan Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr scheduled a town-hall meeting in the City's Bernal Heights neighborhood Tuesday, following the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man in Bernal Heights Park last Friday.
Recruiting Firm's Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief SearchOakland's search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.
Oakland Police Make Arrests In Home Invasion Robbery, Weekend HomicideOakland police announced on Monday that they made arrests in connection with a weekend homicide and a home invasion robbery last month in which a woman was shot and wounded.