Grand Jury Indicts 2 Stockton Officers Fired for Beating Black TeenA grand jury has indicted two Stockton police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of a Black teenager so severe that he was left with massive bruising on his face, the San Joaquin County district attorney announced Friday.
911 Calls Motivated By Racial, Ethnic Bias May Be Outlawed In Santa Cruz CountyThe Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of a new ordinance that makes it illegal to call 911 or law enforcement on someone because of bias.
Berkeley Votes To Curb Police Traffic Stops For Small Offenses, Other Significant ReformsLawmakers in Berkeley have passed sweeping police reforms, from limiting traffic stops to stricter vetting to keep biased officers off the streets.
San Francisco Prosecutors To Use AI To Reduce Racial Bias In Criminal Justice SystemIn a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports and leaves only key facts to govern charging decisions.
San Francisco Police Sued For Racial Bias After Drug ArrestsA group of black men is suing the San Francisco Police Department alleging racial bias, claiming the men were targeted for arrest by a department plagued with a culture of racism.
Starbucks Closing Over 8,000 Stores For Anti-Bias TrainingAfter the incident last month, the coffee chain's leaders apologized and met with the men but also scheduled an afternoon of training for 175,000 employees.
2 Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Get An Apology From PoliceRashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.
Starbucks Will Close 8,000 US Stores May 29 For Racial-Bias TrainingStarbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.
Acting SFPD Chief: Racial Bias Almost Stopped Him From Joining PoliceVideo has surfaced of Toney Chaplin, who was appointed San Francisco’s Acting Police Chief on Thursday, saying racial bias nearly stopped him from pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Governor Brown Signs Anti-Racial Profiling BillGov. Brown signed legislation changing California's definition of racial profiling and requiring that local law enforcement agencies collect demographic data on the people they stop.