"(These) are dangerous, dangerous offenders that will be released back into our communities. It's unacceptable," said Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Crime Survivors, an organization that represents crime victims and their families. Sheriff Alex Villaneuva has also expressed disapproval with the plan.
July 8, 2020
A reserve officer with the Piedmont (CA) Police Department reportedly shot his 21-year-old son to keep the young man from harming his wife in a violent attack.
July 3, 2020
The San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) is preparing an after action report to identify "lessons learned" and "what worked well" during recent protests in which the agency used crowd control tactics to quell a disturbance.
July 2, 2020
Councilman Herb Wesson said he looks forward to working on the project with members of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.
July 1, 2020
Faced with a grim budget outlook and deluged by demands for reductions in police spending, the council voted 12 to 2 to take the Los Angeles Police Department down to 9,757 officers by next summer — a level of staffing not seen in the city since 2008.
July 1, 2020
An officer with the Oakland (CA) Police Department has been arrested for allegedly stalking a city employee while making harassing phone calls and threats.
June 30, 2020
During a Monday press conference, the Safe L.A. Task Force reported that it is seeking information on suspects accused of committing five cases of attempted murder of officers, 139 assaults on officers and civilians, 14 batteries on officers, and 10 arson crimes.
June 29, 2020
A cadet training to become a deputy with the Santa Clara (CA) Sheriff's Office collapsed during training on Tuesday and later died at a nearby hospital.
June 26, 2020
An officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department saved a life Monday afternoon after discovering a 32-year-old subject not breathing.
June 24, 2020
An officer with the San Diego Police Department is being heralded as a hero for saving two toddlers from a vehicle that was driven by their father over a cliff near the Coronado Bridge on Saturday morning.
June 18, 2020
An Air Force sergeant already jailed in the ambush killing of a California sheriff's deputy was charged Tuesday with murdering a federal law enforcement officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland (CA) during a night of violent protests.
June 17, 2020
Chief Michel Moore said in a memorandum that despite a multibillion budget, the LAPD is so cash-strapped that any overtime earned from June 7 onward will be paid out in compensation time.
June 16, 2020
Police say officers reported to the shooting and came under fire from the suspect, who had been hiding in a riverbed. Two more officers were shot in pursuit of Lira, before he was shot himself.
June 12, 2020
On such calls, Breed wants police replaced by trained and non-armed professionals who she said would be better equipped to handle situations like neighbor disputes, school discipline interventions or behavioral health crises.
June 12, 2020
The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to adopt the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year of that city's police department, increasing funding for the agency by $27 million.
June 11, 2020