Gov. Newsom Signs Law to Strip Badges From Bad OfficersCalifornia has joined the vast majority of states in setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias, a change that was among several criminal justice reforms signed into law Thursday by Gov. Newsom.
'Bloody Monday:' Oakland Police Union Blames 24 Hours Of Violence On 'Defund The Police' MovementA day of unprecedented violence in Oakland that left 4 people dead and several wounded has set off an intense exchange of finger-pointing and blame, between city leaders the powerful police officers union.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Bill Regulating Police Obtaining Military Equipment Heads To Newsom's DeskA Bay Area lawmaker's proposal to regulate the acquisition of military equipment by law enforcement is heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.
California Lawmakers Advance Bill To Strip Badges From Bad OfficersBad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session.
Rohnert Park Council Approves Police Accountability MeasuresThe Rohnert Park City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved several measures related to law enforcement accountability and community relations with its Department of Public Safety.
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.