The council said the money will fully restore Oakland’s Fire Department Services, restore Operation Ceasefire, walking foot patrol officers, expand ShotSpotter, and add community safety ambassadors in areas like Chinatown and the Fruitvale District, among other things.
April 14, 2021
San Francisco police are facing possible budget cuts that could result in 167 officers — or 11 percent of the force — and 43 civilians being laid off as the pandemic prompts city departments to tighten their belts.
February 18, 2021
Deputy Chief LaRonne Armstrong was sworn in as Oakland's Police Chief Monday morning. He is a 22-year veteran of the department.
February 10, 2021
“Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected offices,” said state Senator Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, which was introduced Thursday. “For 139 years, from 1850 to 1989, anyone could run for sheriff and the people could select who they wanted to hold this very powerful and impactful position.”
February 3, 2021
"I see an opportunity here, I see a challenge here," Chief Paco Balderrama said. "I see for great things to happen. I believe in five to 10 years, Fresno is going to be a much different place and if I can play a small role in it, that's a life and a career well lived."
January 13, 2021
Hutchens was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012 and continued to lead the department while successfully fighting the disease for eight years.
January 6, 2021
The ACLU says an appeals court has just denied an effort by Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes to stop the release of half of the jail population, including prisoners that Barnes has said are violent and otherwise represent danger to the public.
December 30, 2020
“Los Angeles should be leading America by piloting bold ideas like exploring a guaranteed basic income, confronting the stark Black-white disparity among people experiencing homelessness, driving racial reconciliation, protecting jobs held by people of color with new opportunities in the city workforce and working in closer collaboration with our communities on allocation decisions,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a letter to the City Council Monday night.
December 23, 2020
Out of the inmates who are classified as medically vulnerable, 59 are in for murder, 39 for attempted murder, and 90 for child molestation and a litany of other crimes, Sheriff Don Barnes said.
December 16, 2020
Over the weekend, the number of killings in L.A. so far this year surpassed 300 — more than any other year in the past decade. That marks an increase of 25% from last year as well as a 32% rise in the number of shootings in the city.
November 25, 2020
“The Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Protective League is unanimous in its belief that its members deserve every penny of compensation that our contract prescribes. Period,” league president Craig Lally wrote to the city’s head labor negotiator.
November 16, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the Board of Supervisors is "interfering with day-to-day operations" of the agency. "They have no business doing that and no legal authority to do that."
November 12, 2020
“More people responded to this survey than any survey we’ve done in the last nine years that I’ve been here,” said Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. I’ve never seen morale this low, and I’m going on 40 years in the department.”
November 10, 2020
Deputy Commissioner Amanda Ray will become the first female Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol in the agency’s 91-year history. Ray was appointed to the position after Commissioner Warren Stanley announced his retirement effective Nov. 17.
October 28, 2020
During a meeting with the city's civilian-led Police Commission, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said there were 282 felony assaults against his officers this year, compared with 110 in the same period last year, figures he called "troubling."
September 30, 2020