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March 5, 2013 | 8:47 am

Judge Appoints Director to Oversee Oakland Police

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former police commissioner from Baltimore has been appointed by a federal court to oversee the embattled Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced Monday that new compliance director Thomas C. Frazier will have broad authority over the beleaguered force including the power to seek the dismissal of the […]

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February 27, 2013 | 8:25 am

Slain Santa Cruz Officers Remembered

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Friends and family of two slain Santa Cruz officers offered tributes to them on Wednesday. Officers Elizabeth Butler and Loran “Butch” Baker died Tuesday afternoon after confronting a suspect police identified as Jeremy Goulet, who died in a subsequent shootout. Susan Valot, a freelance reporter for the California Report, remembered Elizabeth Butler from schooldays. Butler […]

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February 20, 2013 | 8:29 am

Morning Top 8: NFL Won’t Guarantee Raiders Stadium; 572 SF Workers Paid More Than Gov.; Young Immigrants Shut Out of Healthcare

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572 city workers paid more than governor (SF Chronicle) No fewer than 572 San Francisco city workers and executives made more than Gov. Jerry Brown last year. More than 1,500 city workers made more than state Attorney General Kamala Harris. And that’s without overtime. “That’s pretty staggering,” said Tom Dalzell, head of the California Citizens […]

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Oakland Police Face Possible Takeover in 2 Weeks

November 15, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Oakland Police Face Possible Takeover in 2 Weeks

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U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson is running out of patience. In a Nov. 14 order, he has given the city of Oakland just two more weeks to reach an agreement with the very same folks who sued the city over police misconduct during the Riders scandal. After that, it looks quite possible that he will […]

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Oakland Police Officers Disciplined for Occupy Protest Misconduct

October 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm

Oakland Police Officers Disciplined for Occupy Protest Misconduct

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two police officers should be fired and another 42 officers disciplined for misconduct during the Occupy Oakland protests that turned violent late last year and in January, city leaders said Friday. The early findings come from a police internal affairs investigation triggered by more than 1,100 complaints issued against officers following […]

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SF Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

August 14, 2012 | 11:21 am

SF Police Underreport Arrest Rates for Latinos, Asians

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by Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen The San Francisco Police Department has underreported the arrest rates of the city’s two largest minority groups for years, misclassifying Latino arrestees as “white” and Asian arrestees as “other,” The Bay Citizen has learned. The state has been publishing the erroneous statistics in a report called “Crime in California” […]

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August 3, 2012 | 8:46 am

Golden Gate Bridge Briefly Shut Down; Police Search for Climber

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Update at 10:57 a.m.: Police apprehended a man who apparently stayed overnight on the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, leading them to briefly close the bridge to traffic on Monday morning. “The investigation is ongoing,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Diana McDermottso told KQED’s Aarti Shahani. “Our concern now is for… his medical health.” […]

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SF Mayor Clarifies Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comments

July 17, 2012 | 3:48 pm

SF Mayor Clarifies Stop-and-Frisk Policy Comments

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is clarifying his comments about a controversial stop-and-frisk policy used to reduce violent crime in other major cities, including New York and Philadelphia. Lee said in a statement Tuesday that he is not considering a policy that will violate anyone’s constitutional rights and result in racial […]

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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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November 28, 2011 | 9:15 am

Developing story: San Jose cop, wife found dead in Gilroy home

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The San Jose Mercury News is reporting on a presumed murder-suicide involving a San Jose police officer. A San Jose police sergeant and his wife were found dead in their Gilroy home overnight, and investigators believe it was a murder-suicide, multiple sources told this newspaper. Neither San Jose police or Gilroy police would not immediately […]

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