“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
In an emotional press conference on Monday morning, Sheriff Donny Youngblood teared up as he identified the deputy killed as 35-year-old Phillip Campas. "When you talk about police officers that run towards gunfire, that's him," said the sheriff.
July 26, 2021
One of the cars involved immediately caught fire after the crash, so Officer Mark Afanasev jumped in to help.
July 21, 2021
Santa Ana Police Officers Association President Gerry Serrano says the union is moving forward with a vote of no confidence in Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin, though the date of the vote hasn’t been made clear.
July 21, 2021
What was meant to be a safe detonation of homemade fireworks ended in an explosion that injured 17 people, including 11 law enforcement officers, on June 30.
July 20, 2021
The civil complaint against the city claims the officers were “forced to physically pass and confront the mural every time they entered the Palo Alto Police department,” calling it “offensive, discriminatory and harassing iconography” that fostered a “hostile” and “retaliatory” work environment.
July 9, 2021
Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and face fines of up to $1,000, six months in jail or some combination of both if they promote, instigate or encourage any such events online in the wake of a new ordinance passed by San Jose City Council this week.
July 5, 2021
The blast came around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home where police had spent the day seizing a large cache of fireworks. They also came across about 40 homemade “coke can-sized” devices with powder and fuses on them, and 200 smaller similar devices. The bomb squad determined them to be “very volatile.”
July 1, 2021
In a briefing Monday morning, Armstrong made the case that the change in funding, and reduced ability to hire new officers as a result, would prevent Oakland police from adequately completing even day-to-day tasks like traffic enforcement and responding to emergency calls.
June 30, 2021
There was some expectation that the council would delay the controversial decision but, by a vote of 7-2, the Oakland City Council approved a plan that will redirect the funds from the police department to the Department of Violence Prevention with the intention of improving public safety.
June 29, 2021
The Imperial County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Anthony Redondo, 25, was on his way to a call in Seeley before the accident.
June 28, 2021
An off-duty Fresno Police officer, identified as 23-year veteran Thao Xiong, saw the motorcyclist for unknown reasons lose control and crash into the canal at about 7:30 p.m.
June 11, 2021
Daniels, a retired Navy officer, said his wife had diabetes and was at the Balboa Naval Medical Center getting insulin that morning. He believes she got lost driving and ended up on the wrong side of the highway due to her sugar levels possibly spiking or being too low.
June 9, 2021
“No one wants anyone using a firearm while impaired,” said Eileen Decker, the commission president. “A more specific policy — the time may have come for that.”
June 9, 2021
Ryan Park, 32, and his wife Jamie Huntley-Park, 33, were on their days off but following up on a tip for one of Jamie’s cases when they were struck head-on by a driver on Interstate 5 in San Ysidro.
June 7, 2021