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LAPD Officer Shot Driving to Work, Teen in Custody

Just a few blocks from the station, the officer realized the glass of his vehicle had shattered and he felt a sharp pain in his head.

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CA Sheriff's Officer Dies from Wounds Suffered in 2016 Shooting

It was September 2016 when a man, high on meth, opened fire inside the lobby of Fresno County’s main jail, shooting two correctional officers, Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan.

Newsom Signs California Officer Misconduct Law, Raises Hiring Age to 21

The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training would first review a local agency’s investigation into the officer’s behavior and determine if another probe is necessary. An advisory board made up of two law enforcement representatives, six members of the community and an attorney could also be recruited to analyze the facts and offer a disciplinary recommendation.

Body of Retired CA Detective Found in Her Freezer

Police went to the home and spoke with the woman's 64-year-old daughter who also lives there. The conversation reportedly made police suspicious due to inconsistencies in what she told officers.

911 Calls Motivated by Bias May Be Outlawed in CA County

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.

Report: LAPD Overloaded Bomb Containment Vessel Before Explosion That Injured Officers and Residents

The explosion ripped through the vessel, launching large chunks of metal hundreds of feet away. At least 17 people, including officers at the scene, were injured. Dozens of buildings were damaged, leaving numerous residents homeless months later.

CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A state public health order from July 26 requires those working in “state and local correctional facilities and detention centers” to get vaccinated or submit to twice-a-week COVID-19 testing. The order gave jails and health-care facilities until Aug. 23 to comply.

Officers Sue Los Angeles Over Vaccine Mandate

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

CA Agency Releases Video of Shooting That Seriously Wounded Officer

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.

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CA Assembly Passes Police Bill That Restricts Qualified Immunity, Creates Decertification Process

Gov. Gavin Newsom now has 12 days to sign or veto the bill, which passed the California Assembly with a vote of 46 to 18 on Friday. It was previously passed in the state Senate on May 26 with a vote of 26 to 9.

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