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.
Retired Former Palo Alto Police Officer Charged With Unlawful Assault During 2018 ArrestA retired Palo Alto police officer was charged Tuesday in connection with the assault of a suspect during an arrest in 2018, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen's Office.
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.
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.
SF Resolution Seeks To Prohibit City From Hiring Officers With History Of MisconductLaw enforcement officers with histories of misconduct will no longer be hired in San Francisco under the terms of a non-binding resolution introduced at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
Palo Alto To Pay $572K To Settle Police Misconduct LawsuitThe city of Palo Alto on Monday agreed to pay over a half-million dollars to a man who sued the city this year.
Judge Orders California AG To Release Pre-2019 Police Misconduct FilesA judge ordered California's attorney general to release police misconduct records predating Jan. 1, when new transparency legislation took effect.
Old California Police Misconduct Records Are Public, Court RulesLaw enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled.
Vallejo Police Officer On Paid Leave After Confrontation Caught On CameraA Vallejo police officer is now on leave after a tense confrontation that was captured on video.
Vallejo Officer Investigated After Rough Arrest Of Man Recording Traffic StopA U.S. Marine veteran and filmmaker says he was assaulted by a Vallejo police officer and suffered a concussion just for filming the officer from his front porch on Jan. 22.
Police Misconduct Records To Be Made Public Under California BillA state senator has introduced legislation to make certain personnel records for police officers involved in shootings, sexual assault and various forms of misconduct available to the public - which is currently prohibited by law.
Oakland Didn't Enact Court-Ordered Reforms After 2003 Police Misconduct, Attorneys SayAttorneys ask judge to consider finding city of Oakland officials in contempt of court.
Oakland Police Internal Affairs Probe New Allegation Of Officer MisconductThe Oakland Police Department said Friday that it’s conducting an internal affairs administrative investigation into an allegation that one of its employees engaged in misconduct in the workplace when the employee was off-duty.
15 Criminal Cases Dismissed Over Alleged Pittsburg Police MisconductProsecutors Wednesday announced the dismissal of 15 cases involving criminal defendants who were arrested by two former Pittsburg police officers accused of misconduct.
Police Bad Behavior Often Hidden From PublicWhen Officer Noah Winchester was put on indefinite leave from the San Mateo Police Department last October, the public was left wonder why.