"There was a transient female walking down the 2900 block of Connie Drive. She actually had a skull in her possession," Sacramento, CA, police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said. It sounds like a story fit for Halloween, but that was an actual call to police on Wednesday that is now a death investigation.
October 21, 2016
The Palm Springs (CA) PD officers killed were identified as Officer Jose “Gil" Vega, a 35-year veteran of the department who was due to retire in December, and Officer Lesley Zerebny, who had been with the department 1 ½ years and was the mother of a 4-month-old girl.
October 10, 2016
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento County (CA) Sheriff's Department is expanding the use of its FaceSearch facial recognition solution to approximately 500 agency users based on its success over the past year in a pilot operation.
May 19, 2016
For its resourceful police work and brave response to the events on Dec. 2, the San Bernardino Police Department was honored with an Everyday Heroes award, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, at a ceremony earlier this week.
March 3, 2016
The nine people played a part in the killing of Korey Kauffman, 26, or helped cover it up and mislead investigators, the officials said.
August 17, 2015
Fellow officers are remembering a fallen comrade after veteran Hayward, Calif., police Sgt. Scott Lunger was shot and killed in cold blood. Officials say a suspect with gang affiliations has been placed under arrest.
July 23, 2015
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr on Tuesday said the city’s entire backlog of old rape kits has been counted by hand and will be tested by the end of the year with money already in the department’s budget.
June 11, 2015
She drove on a sidewalk on the dead-end street, hit several parked cars and rammed the undercover police vehicle, prompting at least one San Leandro, Calif., officer to open fire.
April 16, 2015
The San Bernardino County Sheriff ordered an internal investigation Thursday into an arrest caught on an NBC Los Angeles' NewsChopper4 video that showed deputies beating a suspect when they caught up to him following a wild desert chase on horseback.
April 10, 2015
Monroy, who is in the country illegally, was deported to Mexico in 1997 after his arrest and conviction in Arizona for possession of narcotics for sale, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was arrested and sent back to Mexico a second time in 2001.
October 27, 2014
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department used its historical license plate reader (LPR) data, available exclusively to law enforcement through Vigilant's LEARN online analytic suite, to locate and apprehend a suspect in a homicide.
October 16, 2014
Bay area police have begun posting mugshots on social media sites like Facebook of "johns" arrested in prostitution stings.
September 7, 2014
With its vote, the commission made clear it can find that a shooting or other serious incident violated department policy if the officer's actions beforehand created a situation in which deadly force was necessary. Until now, the commission has generally focused on the narrow question of whether an officer faced a deadly threat at the moment he opened fire.
February 18, 2014
Twenty-five local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies – including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Border Patrol, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and San Diego State University – participate in the system.
November 11, 2013
The man whose Rottweiler was shot and killed filed a claim with the city that will likely lead to a lawsuit over the incident. Leon Rosby took the first step toward suing the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department for $25,000 in damages.
July 15, 2013