Autism Workshop Helps South Bay Sheriff's Deputies De-Escalate Crisis EncountersThe Santa Clara County sheriff's office voluntarily added an autism workshop 15 years ago as an academy requirement.
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.
Walnut Creek Family Says Settlement In Miles Hall Case To Further Foundation WorkThe mother and father of the 23-year-old man shot and killed in June 2019 by Walnut Creek police responding to a call for help from his mother in handling a mental health-related episode said they plan to use money from a $4 million lawsuit settlement to fund the work of a foundation named for their son.
Walnut Creek Settles With Family of Police Shooting Victim Miles HallThe family of police-shooting victim Miles Hall and the city of Walnut Creek announced a $4 million settlement in their lawsuit.
California Senate Votes to Require State Review of All Deadly Police ShootingsThe California Senate voted Sunday to require the state's top prosecutor to investigate all police shootings that kill an unarmed civilian, advancing one of the highest profile reforms introduced this year in response to the killing of George Floyd.
Man Dies After Sonoma County Deputies Tase Him During Arrest SaturdayA man who was tased during a fight with Sonoma County deputies Saturday morning died after being handcuffed, authorities said.
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.