The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office proposed the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors. Supporters say the goal is to reduce the number of racially motivated calls to law enforcement specifically and not to discourage people from using 911 to report legitimate concerns.
September 16, 2021
Police Chief Brandon Gillespie said in the video that Officer Michael “Mikey” Rokaitis has undergone seven surgeries since the shooting, including one to have part of his right leg amputated. He spent 12 days in the ICU but is now in stable condition.
September 8, 2021
Jurors deliberated for less than two hours Tuesday before reaching their verdict in the trial of Michael Christopher Mejia, 30. The verdict was read Wednesday morning, with the panel convicting Mejia of two counts of first-degree murder and single counts of attempted murder, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon.
September 1, 2021
Galt Police Department Officer Harminder Grewal died Thursday from injuries he sustained in an on-duty car crash on Sunday, Aug. 22.
August 30, 2021
During the budget year that ended June 30, LAPD officers worked more than 680,000 overtime hours for which they have not yet been compensated.
August 30, 2021
Officer Michael Rokaitis was shot twice while serving a search warrant, once in his ballistic vest and a second time below his vest in his lower abdomen. The gunshot injured an artery to his right leg.
August 25, 2021
“Doctors and hospital staff have worked tirelessly to stabilize Officer Herrera and Officer Grewal,” the department said. ”As of this morning, Officer Herrera remains in ICU and is listed in critical, but stable condition. Officer Grewal remains in critical condition in the ICU.
August 24, 2021
Two former Torrance, CA, police officers have been charged with spray painting a swastika on the seat of an impounded vehicle last year.
August 20, 2021
The SWAT officers had been surveilling the man for hours in connection with the investigation into the deputy’s shooting when they attempted to take him into custody about 3:30 p.m., officials said.
August 19, 2021
Surveillance footage taken near the scene of the shooting shows the patrol SUV with its siren blaring as it pursues a white car. As the deputy’s vehicle rounds a corner in pursuit, what sounds like at least 20 gunshots ring out, and the patrol car comes to a halt.
August 18, 2021
After obtaining the warrant, officers went into the home, where an adult male began shooting at them, hitting the officer, police say.
August 16, 2021
Police responded to the front entrance of the police station, regarding a road rage incident in the area of the 5 and 57 Freeways at around 7:04 p.m., the La Habra Police Department said in a news release Saturday.
August 9, 2021
In a documentary-style video released Wednesday by the sheriff's department showing the bodycam footage, Corporal Scott Crane explained it was his trainee who was exposed to fentanyl. He said it was their first radio call of the day.
August 6, 2021
“Our communities of color that are most impacted by crime, many of which have seen the homicide rate rise above 30% this year, cannot afford to go without law enforcement,” William Briggs said in prepared remarks, which he delivered after unanimous appointment by his Police Commission colleagues.
July 29, 2021
One of the cars involved immediately caught fire after the crash, so Officer Mark Afanasev jumped in to help.
July 21, 2021