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CA Deputy and Sheriff's K-9 Killed in Monday Night Shooting

CA Sheriff's Detective Wounded, Suspect Killed in Gunfight

Friday night, members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) found a car connected to an investigation, the sheriff's office said. Two people were sitting inside of the car. The detectives tried to "make contact" with the people in the car, but at some point during the encounter, shots were fired.

January 18, 2021

L.A. Prosecutors Try to Drop Special Enhancements for Accused Cop Killers, Judges Reject Requests

Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that it was “not in the interest of justice'' to dismiss the special circumstance allegations of murder of a peace officer in the performance of his duties and murder to avoid or prevent a lawful arrest, along with gun allegations, against Kenneth Earl Gay, now 63, in connection with the June 2, 1983, slaying of Officer Paul Verna.

January 15, 2021

CA Deputy Kills Mountain Lion Stalking Trail Walkers

CA Deputy Kills Mountain Lion Stalking Trail Walkers

The deputy was responding to 911 calls from a couple walking on a bike trail east of Placerville. They were walking with their two small children in a stroller and had their two small dogs with them. They were being followed by an adult mountain lion for about 10 minutes.

January 14, 2021

New Fresno Chief Sworn in Monday

New Fresno Chief Sworn in Monday

"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

Former California Sheriff Dies of Cancer

Former California Sheriff Dies of Cancer

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

CA Officer Wounded, Murder Suspect Killed in Shootout

A team of officers and detectives were in the area with a warrant to arrest a man police identified as a suspect in the killing of a person in San Bernardino earlier this year, Chief Eric McBride said.

December 30, 2020

CA Sheriff Loses Appeal on Judge's Order to Release "Dangerous" Inmates Over COVID

Los Angeles Mayor Vetoes Plan to Reallocate Police Funding

“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

CA Police Dog Bitten by DUI Suspect

The suspect who was driving on a suspended license, was under the influence of alcohol and had methamphetamine in the vehicle, according to authorities.

December 22, 2020

DA Releases Detailed Report on Death of CA Deputy During 2018 Mass Shooting Response

LAPD Officers Cleared in Tragic Death of Store Employee During Gunfight with Suspect

The prosecution’s assessment of the police shooting of Melyda Corado, however, is dated Nov. 30, about a week prior to new District Attorney George Gascon being sworn into office. It was not immediately clear if Gascon — who has vowed to take a harder stance on law enforcement shootings — plans to review the case.

December 16, 2020