SF Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Measure To Create Sheriff Oversight BodySan Francisco voters appear to have overwhelmingly approved Proposition D, which would create a Sheriff's Department Oversight Board, according to the latest numbers early Wednesday morning.
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.
'Legal Equalizer' App Helps People Know Their Rights, Safely Interact With Police: 'Accountability On All Sides For Everybody'The Founder and CEO of the Legal Equalizer app hopes that it will help to de-escalate situations between police and citizens by providing accountability on all sides.
San Jose Police Department Launches Mental Health Crisis Response TeamsThe San Jose Police Department is launching a new unit aimed at de-escalating situations involving people going through a mental health crisis.
SJ Voters Weigh Measure G's Expansion Of Independent Police Auditor PowersVoters in San Jose will have their say on whether or not to expand the powers of the Independent Police Auditor when it comes to deadly force and police brutality cases, this November.
'Faith & Blue' Kickoff At SF Church Part Of Nationwide Effort To Heal Strained Relations With PoliceIn a nationwide effort to heal strained community relationships with police departments, the first ever "Faith and Blue" day kicked off at churches in San Francisco and across the country.
San Jose City Council Votes to Allow Police to Use Rubber BulletsDespite backlash from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and community activists, the City Council voted 10-1 on Tuesday to allow police officers to continue the use of rubber bullets and other projectile impact weapons in some crowded situations if they are directly attacked.
City Leaders, Critics Frustrated Over Slow Walnut Creek Police Reform ProcessThere was more than enough frustration to go around at the Walnut Creek City Council Tuesday night, with both city officials and some two dozen public commenters expressing growing impatience with the slow pace of local police reforms.
Police Reform: San Jose Council Considers Rubber Bullet Ban Proposed By MayorMembers of the San Jose City Council on Tuesday are discussing a proposal to ban the firing of rubber bullets during crowded protests.
Bill to Strip Badges from 'Bad Officers' Fails to Pass in State LegislatureA bill that would allow "bad officers" to be permanently stripped of their badges failed to pass the California Legislature on Monday as state lawmakers could not muster enough support to pass one of the year's top policing reform bills.
Push For Statewide Police Reform Bill Losing Momentum In CaliforniaWhile a nationwide movement calling for police reform was at one point being echoed by Governor Gavin Newsom, it seems California's move towards substantial reform has lost steam at the state capitol.