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Lost Weapons Prompt Halt of Military Gear to Some Sheriff Departments

September 11, 2014 | 7:00 am

Lost Weapons Prompt Halt of Military Gear to Some Sheriff Departments

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Three M16 assault rifles from the Department of Defense went missing, and that’s just in the Bay Area.

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Crime in Assisted Living: What Happens After

August 11, 2014 | 9:10 am

Crime in Assisted Living: What Happens After

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State and local officials struggle to come up with a response to cases where patients are victimized.

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No Charges Against Deputy in Shooting of Santa Rosa Teenager

July 7, 2014 | 3:00 pm

No Charges Against Deputy in Shooting of Santa Rosa Teenager

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Andy Lopez, 13, was shot seven times while carrying what turned out to be a replica assault rifle.

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California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

June 26, 2014 | 4:23 pm

California Voters to Weigh Reduced Punishments for Nonviolent Crime

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Measure by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is the sixth to qualify for November ballot.

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Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates

June 18, 2014 | 10:00 am

Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates

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Livermore firm discusses combining license-plate data with facial recognition and other technology.

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BART Police Officer Shot and Killed in ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident in Dublin

January 22, 2014 | 12:55 pm

BART Police Officer Shot and Killed in ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident in Dublin

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Victim was 23-year-veteran shot during search for stolen property in a suspect’s apartment.

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Andy Lopez Killing Exposes Rift in Sonoma County Community

November 7, 2013 | 11:06 am

Andy Lopez Killing Exposes Rift in Sonoma County Community

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Last month’s police shooting has raised issues of exclusion, disrespect for Latinos in North Bay.

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Feds want inventory of free military equipment given to police

June 20, 2012 | 10:47 am

Feds want inventory of free military equipment given to police

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by G.W. Shultz, California Watch Local police will temporarily be barred from receiving free surplus Defense Department weapons until state governments can prove they’ve adequately kept track of an array of military equipment – including armored vehicles, computers, tactical gear and more – handed over through a special program. Federal officials attribute the one-time nationwide […]

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Appeals Court: DNA Sampling of Suspects Violates U.S. Constitution

August 5, 2011 | 11:20 am

Appeals Court: DNA Sampling of Suspects Violates U.S. Constitution

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A state appeals court in San Francisco struck down a California law that requires police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony. On Thursday, a three-judge Court of Appeal panel unanimously ruled that the measure, when applied to people who are arrested without a warrant and without any charges having […]

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