Daly City Hires Independent Investigator In Fatal Police Shooting Of Roger AllenDaly City announced Thursday that it has hired Jordan Consulting and Investigations, a firm run by former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, to investigate a fatal police shooting from earlier this year.
State Board Voids Parts Of Sonoma County Police Oversight MeasureThe California Public Employment Relations Board ruled Wednesday that parts of a voter-approved measure in Sonoma County expanding law enforcement oversight are void and unenforceable.
California State Senate Approves Taking Badges From Bad OfficersCalifornia lawmakers on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd.
A Year After George Floyd's Death, Some Say Progress Towards Justice Has StalledTuesday marked the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd as his family met with President Joe Biden in hopes he would sign a police reform bill into law.
Activists March in Los Altos to Commemorate Death of George FloydSeveral protests around the Bay Area marked the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, but one of the larger events took place in the unlikeliest of cities: Los Altos.
Some Advocates Say SFPD Has Made Progress on Reforms, But Not EnoughSince George Floyd's death a year ago, local residents might be wondering what type of law enforcement changes have happened here in the Bay Area.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Proposal Seeks To Change Police Interrogation MethodsSen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a new piece of legislation on Thursday to push for more ethical interrogation practices in California law enforcement training.
Daly City Approves Police Body Cams After Man With Fake Gun Fatally Shot By OfficersDaly City police officers and their vehicles will be equipped with cameras, following a City Council vote Wednesday night.
DA Chesa Boudin Touts Police Reform Legislation AB127; SFPOA Pushes BackAmid proposals for reform, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin believes one bill in particular will hold officers more accountable. But the city's police union is already pushing back.
CA Lawmaker Proposes Police Reform Bill As Jury Deliberates Verdict In Trial Over George Floyd KillingSen. Kenneth Bradford has introduced SB-2, a police reform bill that would require officers to be licensed by the state. Those who violate professional standards could be “de-certified,” by a review panel instead.
Oakland Looks At New Fire Department Division To Respond To Mental Health Calls Instead Of PoliceSoon, civilians with the Oakland Fire Department may respond to mental health crises instead of police.
Berkeley Votes To Curb Police Traffic Stops For Small Offenses, Other Significant ReformsLawmakers in Berkeley have passed sweeping police reforms, from limiting traffic stops to stricter vetting to keep biased officers off the streets.
Mayor London Breed Seeks New San Francisco Police Commission Nominees To Fill 2 VacanciesIn light of San Francisco Police Commission Vice President Damali Taylor's announcement that she's resigning from the position, Mayor London Breed's office said it's already started interviewing potential candidates for the spot.
'CopWatch SF' - Public Defender Unveils Database Of San Francisco Police Officers' Publicly Available RecordsPublic Defender Mano Raju on Wednesday unveiled his office's new data collection tool CopWatch SF, which contains a list of local police officers and their publicly available records, including complaints, lawsuits and news articles.
California Police Groups Back Requiring College Classes For Recruits As Lawmakers Seek ReformsCalifornia organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity.