San Jose Police Chief Weighs In On Proposed Department ReformsThe San Jose City Council is considering a sweeping package of reforms aimed at re-writing the rules of engagement between police officers and protesters.
Oakland Police Town Hall Fields Complaints Over Use Of Force During George Floyd ProtestsThe Oakland Police Commission called a special town hall meeting Monday night to discuss the use of force against protesters including tear gas and rubber bullet policies.
Vallejo Police Release Account Of Off-Duty Richmond Officer-Involved ShootingPolice in Vallejo on Tuesday said an off-duty Richmond police sergeant fatally shot a man who took a gun out of his vehicle and approached the sergeant during a confrontation in a Vallejo shopping center parking lot earlier this month.
Community Questions If Off-Duty Officer Who Shot, Killed Vallejo Man Got Special TreatmentPeople in Vallejo are questioning whether the off-duty Richmond police officer who shot and killed a Vallejo man Sunday evening got special treatment due to his position.
S.F. Police Use of Force Drops by Nearly Half Over Past 3 YearsUse of force by San Francisco police department officers has dropped over the last three years by 47 percent, according to new data released by the department on Friday.
Palo Alto Man Files Suit Over Alleged Attack By Police During 2018 ArrestA Palo Alto man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Palo Alto, claiming damages of $10.4 million, stemming from a interaction with Palo Alto police officers at the man's mobile home in 2018.
Use Of Force Expert Says Vallejo Officers' Shooting Of Rapper Was ReasonableA use of force expert said the Vallejo police officers' fatal shooting of rap artist Willie McCoy, 20, in a Taco Bell drive-thru in February was reasonable and in line with modern training and police practices
Police Won't Fight California Use-Of-Force BillMajor law enforcement organizations dropped their opposition Thursday to California legislation that strengthens standards for when officers can use deadly force.
Oakland Police Commission Rejects Report Exonerating Officers in 2018 ShootingOakland’s Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to reject a report exonerating four Oakland police officers in the shooting of an armed homeless man in West Oakland in March 2018.
No Criminal Charges For Deputies In Millbrae Taser DeathThe San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies who killed Chinedu Okobi during a violent confrontation in October will not face criminal charges, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Friday.
San Mateo County Officials Meet On Multiple 2018 Deaths Involving TasersAfter four Taser related deaths in 2018 in San Mateo County, the Board of Supervisors on Monday evening held a special meeting to discuss the use of force.
San Francisco Police Defend Use Of Force In Arrest Of Female Teen SuspectA teenage girl was hospitalized following a physical struggle during her arrest on Market Street Monday afternoon, San Francisco Police said.
California Advances Biggest US Change To Police Use Of ForceCalifornia would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday.
Emotion Charged Hearing Advances Bill On Police ShootingsCalifornia senators are advancing a first-in-the-nation bill to significantly change the standards for when police can open fire, acting after an emotion-charged debate over killings that have recently roiled the country.
State Senate Approves Bill Lifting Secrecy On Police Use Of ForceCalifornia would lift some of the secrecy surrounding reports on shootings and other use of force by police under a bill advancing in the Legislature.