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.
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.
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.
Federal Judge Places Limits On Oakland Police Use Of Tear Gas On ProtestersA federal judge has temporarily placed limits on the Oakland Police Department's use of tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets on protesters.
Demonstrators Demanding Police Reforms Stage Sit-In Outside SJ Mayor Liccardo's HomeDemonstrators marched and then staged a sit-in protest outside San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's home Friday, calling for him to come out and listen to their messages on police brutality, racism and defunding the police department.
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.
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.
Oakland Protest Organizer Shocked By Huge Turnout, Disappointed With Police Response Following MarchA young protest organizer said he was shocked by the size of Monday's protest rally and criticized Oakland police over its handling of an event that ended in chaos with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
Santa Clara To Pay $1.7 Million To Man Injured By Police Rubber BulletsThe city of Santa Clara will pay $1.7 million to a man who was injured after a police officer fired two rubber projectiles that hit him in the head.
Turkish Police Douse Pride Rally With Tear Gas, Water Cannons, Rubber BulletsIn stark contrast to the cooperative spirit of San Francisco’s Pride parade Sunday, across the globe in Istanbul, the Pride march was marred by violent clashes with local police.