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California Officer Shoots Own Son to Defend Against Attack on Wife

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.

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California Agency Plans After-Action Report Following Protests

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.

Los Angeles Takes First Steps to Have Unarmed Officials Respond to Some Calls Now Handled by Police

Councilman Herb Wesson said he looks forward to working on the project with members of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.

City Council Cuts LAPD Hiring, Force to Fall Below 10K Sworn

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.

California Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stalking City Employee

An officer with the Oakland (CA) Police Department has been arrested for allegedly stalking a city employee while making harassing phone calls and threats.

LA Task Force Chasing Suspects Who Tried to Kill Officers During Riots

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.

California Cadet Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency in Training

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.

California Officer Uses Narcan to Save Life of Overdose Victim

An officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department saved a life Monday afternoon after discovering a 32-year-old subject not breathing.

California Officer Rescues Toddlers after Father Drives Off Cliff

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.

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Alleged California Cop Killer Linked to Extremist "Boogaloo" Group

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.