SJPD To Begin Wearing Body Cams Later This Year; Release Details On Drone UseSan Jose’s police department says it will begin field testing cameras on about a dozen officers in September with full implementation a year later. They also said they won't roll out drone technology until 2017.
BART Police Fight Crime From High Above In Portable Aerial Surveillance TowerCommuters were curious to know just exactly what was the 25 foot tall contraption looming over the parking lot at the North Berkeley BART station. One commuter called it the 'Leaning Tower of Policia' on Facebook.
Berkeley Liquor Stores Now Required To Install Surveillance Cameras To Deter CrimeSome Bay Area liquor stores will have to either install or beef up their video surveillance systems for a new effort to fight crime in Berkeley's most troublesome areas.
Tenant Of Rat-Infested Sacto Apartment Catches Rodents On Video To Get Out Of Her LeaseA Sacramento-area apartment infested with rats lead to an ugly landlord-tenant showdown. Neither side would budge until a video camera caught the critters creeping around.
Expect More Surveillance Cameras On Muni Buses To Capture Close CallsAfter they have been proven to cut down on close calls, Muni is planning to install even more surveillance cameras on buses.
Surveillance Images Released Of Man Police Say Stole Puppy After Punching SF Muni PassengerPolice have released surveillance images of a man who allegedly punched an 18-year-old aboard a San Francisco Muni bus and stole his pit bull puppy out of a backpack.
Charges Dropped Against Teen In Stabbing Death After Video Reveals New Knife-Wielding SuspectHomicide charges were dropped Tuesday by the San Francisco District Attorney's Office against a teenage boy who had been accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old boy in the city's Mission District last September.
Why Police Want Google's Waze Popular Cop-Tracking Feature DisabledLaw enforcement officers around the country are calling on Google to disable a feature on its popular Waze traffic app.
If You Drive In Oakland, Police Probably Know Where You've BeenA San Francisco-based civil liberties group is painting a stark portrait of what it looks like when tens of thousands of cars are tracked on the streets of Oakland over an eight day period.
Drone-Hunter Scans For Peeping Drones Then Knocks Them OutPeople frustrated by drones flying over their neighborhoods may have a new way to fight back.
Caught On Camera: Woman Snatches San Francisco Couple's Pit BullA San Francisco couple is seeking help from their neighbors and the public after their dog was apparently stolen from their apartment.
Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New DronesThe Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.
'Botox Bandit' Walks Out Of San Francisco Doctor's Office Without Paying For Plastic Surgery TreatmentsSan Francisco police are on the hunt for a man dubbed the “botox bandit” after he walked out without paying for plastic surgery treatments.
Burglar Caught Red-Handed Releasing Dogs, Wreaking Havoc In San Francisco KennelA burglar was caught red-handed by workers at a San Francisco kennel after riling up and releasing more than 30 dogs from their cages.
Writers Express Surveillance Concerns On A Global Scale In New SurveyWriters around the globe are so concerned with government surveillance according to a new survey that they say they're now avoiding or have considered avoiding writing about controversial topics.