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.
San Jose Voters To Decide On Expanding Police Auditor Powers, Card Room Tax HikeTwo new measures are heading for consideration by San Jose voters in November.
San Jose Police Chief Garcia Talks About Pending Retirement, Criticism Of DepartmentSan Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia -- who announced Monday he is retiring at the end of the year after nearly three decades on the force -- talked to KPIX 5 about what he achieved as chief and some of the challenges the department still faces.
Oakland Voters To Decide On Ballot Measure Strengthening Police CommissionOakland city councilmembers resolved on Thursday to put a measure to strengthen the police commission before voters in Noveber.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen Will No Longer Seek Death Sentences Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Wednesday several enforcement changes within his department including no longer seeking the death sentence in capital murder cases and undertaking "robust investigation and prosecution of criminal (police) officer misconduct."
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.
Police Brutality Protesters Gather At Antioch City Hall, Seek Removal Of 2 OfficersProtesters calling for an end to police brutality gathered outside City Hall in Antioch on Monday, calling for the removal of two officers.
Sunnyvale Chief Explains The City's Unique Duo Role Use Of Safety OfficersAs more people talk about what police reform would look like, the city of Sunnyvale is one of the few major cities in the country that doesn’t have an official police department.
Vallejo Police Announces Support For '8 Can't Wait' Campaign On Police Use-Of-Force PoliciesThe Vallejo Police Department announced Thursday it supports the "8 Can't Wait" policy initiatives formed in response to the police killing of George Floyd amid the growing Black Lives Matter movement.
Mayor Liccardo Unveils Plan For Police Reform In Wake Of Violence At BLM Protests In San JoseThe mayor of San Jose unveiled plans for police reform in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, which saw several protesters and observers injured by officers.
SJSU Faculty Petition To Defund University Police Advocates Redirecting Funds To StudentsA petition to defund the San Jose State University police department picked up steam on social media Tuesday, collecting more than 200 signatures.