Family Demands Justice for Black Man Shot Dead by Police at San Leandro WalmartSteven Taylor was shot and killed by police two months ago at a San Leandro Walmart and his family says his death was murder and they're demanding that charges be filed against the officers involved.
Vallejo Police Department Bans 'Sleeper Hold' Neck Restraint TechniqueThe Vallejo police department announced Thursday it would prohibit use of the "carotid control hold" -- also called sleeper holds -- as a technique to restrain aggressive suspects resisting arrest.
Vallejo City Council Approves Agreement With State DOJ To Reform Police DepartmentThe Vallejo City Council approved an agreement with the state Department of Justice to collaboratively reform the Vallejo Police Department's policies and practices.
San Jose Police Chief Announces Changes To Crowd Control Policies, Use Of ProjectilesSan Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia announced crowd control policy changes in a memo to his officers Monday more than a week after violent clashes between his police force and protesters.
Leaders In State Legislature Back Ban On Police 'Sleeper Holds'California's Assembly speaker and other key lawmakers on Monday backed making it illegal statewide for police to use a type of neck hold that blocks the flow of blood to the brain, as Gov. Newsom proposed last week.
Vallejo Police Association Backs Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed ManThe Vallejo Police Officer's Association is backing the officer involved in the shooting death earlier this week of 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa outside a Walgreens store.
The Saga of Colin Kaepernick: Vindication but Still No ContractGlobal opinion about former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has shifted so much that more people are now vilifying those who attack him or misrepresent the meaning of his silent, kneeling national-anthem protests.
Bay Area Lawmakers Join Push For New Rules On Police Use Of Rubber BulletsLawmakers from the Bay Area have joined a push at the State Capitol for legislation on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement amid ongoing protests in the death of George Floyd.
S.F. Police Use of Force Drops by Nearly Half Over Past 3 YearsUse of force by San Francisco police department officers has dropped over the last three years by 47 percent, according to new data released by the department on Friday.
New Lawsuits Target Vallejo Police DepartmentAs the Vallejo police department prepares to welcome a new chief, it is facing three new lawsuits alleging racial profiling, false arrests and excessive force.
California Enacts Law On Police Use Of Lethal Force Only When 'Necessary'On Monday Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a landmark bill that was once described as one of the toughest police use-of-force standard in the country, but some believe the law is watered down from its original version.
Housing, Guns, Vaccines, Worker Rights Bills Await Legislature in Final MonthCalifornia lawmakers returning to work Monday still have lots to do before they adjourn for the year on Sept. 13.
Assembly Backs Bill To Deter Shootings By PoliceThe California Assembly approved legislation Wednesday intended to deter deadly police shootings by restricting when officers can legally open fire.
Oakland Police Commission Rejects Report Exonerating Officers in 2018 ShootingOakland’s Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to reject a report exonerating four Oakland police officers in the shooting of an armed homeless man in West Oakland in March 2018.
Sacramento DA: No Charges For Police Who Fatally Shot Stephon ClarkSacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said there will be no charges against two police officers in last year’s fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old, unarmed black man who was shot after he ran from them into his grandparents' backyard.