Body-Camera Evidence In Fatal San Jose Police Shooting Demonstrates What People See Can Still Be DivisiveAs more police departments adopt body-worn cameras, many are finding they don’t always produce clear-cut evidence in officer-involved shootings and can actually be divisive.
Hostage In Stockton Robbery Killed By Police, Chief SaysA hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday.
2,500 Crime Lab Drug Tests Botched In Santa Clara CountyThe Santa Clara County’s District Attorney’s Office is notifying about 2,500 defendants arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and their attorneys that tests for methamphetamine use, taken two-month period, were conducted improperly.
Lawyer For Teens Accused In Saratoga Girl's Sex Assault Blames Parents For Her SuicideThe attorney for three teenagers accused of sexually assaulting a Saratoga girl claims her parents are partly responsible for her suicide in response to a wrongful death lawsuit.
4th Defendant Added In Case Of Saratoga Girl Who Hanged Herself After Alleged Sex AssaultThe parents of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga girl who killed herself after she was allegedly sexually assaulted at a party last year, added a new female defendant to a suit they filed in San Jose in the wake of her death.
Teens Accused In Saratoga School Girl Sex Assault Released From Juvenile Hall The three teens accused of sexually assaulting a Saratoga High School student, who later committed suicide, have been released from juvenile hall and are now placed on home detention.
Man Accused In Sierra LaMar Killing Faces New ChargesThe man accused of kidnapping and killing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar is facing new charges for three previous attempted kidnappings, Santa Clara County prosecutors said Tuesday.
Remaining Charge Dropped In South Bay Priest Assault CaseSanta Clara County prosecutors have decided not to re-file charges against a man acquitted of beating a priest who allegedly molested him more than 30 years ago.
Suspended SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Asks City To Pick Up His Legal TabEmbattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi asked the City of San Francisco to pay for his legal bills as he faces an ethics commission hearing, but the city attorney is saying no thanks.
Different Administrator Targeted In Oakland School MassacreThe gunman accused of killing six students and an employee at Oikos University in Oakland targeted a school administrator other than the woman who ran the Christian college’s nursing program, said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan.
No Charges In Deadly San Jose Nursing Home CrashLats summer, 91-year-old Leona Fernandez accidentally crashed her car into a San Jose nursing home, killing two people.
Gilroy Man Could Face Life In Prison For Killing PuppyA registered sex offender from Gilroy, accused of killing a Chihuahua puppy, could spend the rest of his life in prison, under California's "three strikes" law.
Eight Arrested in Bell Salary ScandalAn ex-city manager and mayor were among eight people arrested on Tuesday in a corruption investigation in the scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb of Bell.