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    A US Capitol Police officer was attacked on Friday morning by a woman carrying a baseball bat along First Street SW in Washington, Capitol Police said in a statement. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. ET. When police approached the woman, she became agitated and raised her bat. Officers tried to take the bat from her, and during the scuffle...
    BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle early Thursday morning in Southern California, authorities said. The man’s name was not immediately released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. No officers were injured in the shooting. The incident began around 12:30 a.m. when the man shot at a Banning, Calif., police officer...
    A protester preaches during a peaceful demonstration over George Floyd's death outside of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on June 2, 2020 in Los Angeles. California legislators accomplished what federal lawmakers simply couldn’t due to Republican pandering to law enforcement unions, and that is actual legislation to back the lip service given to desired police reform after the murder of...
    SACRAMENTO —  In 2019, Fouzia Almarou was speaking at a police reform rally at Rowley Park in Gardena when a man she didn’t know made her a promise she didn’t quite trust. Gardena police had shot Almarou’s son, Kenneth Ross Jr., at the park a year earlier, and she was marking the one-year “angel-versary” of his death. State Sen....
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a series of police reform bills Thursday to address law enforcement misconduct that would strip officers of their badges for a range of incidents, among other measures.  Surrounded by lawmakers and the family members of victims killed by police officers, Newsom signed four bills he touted would increase transparency. During his remarks, California Attorney General...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of police reform laws on Thursday aimed at increasing accountability and removing "harmful techniques." In total, Newsom signed eight separate bills regarding law enforcement reform. The legislation creates harsher consequences for officer misconduct and increases transparency in law enforcement records. JENNER PLANNING 2022 RUN IF UNSUCCESSFUL IN NEWSOM RECALL ...
    (CNN)California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed into law a series of police reform bills, creating a system to decertify law enforcement officers found to have engaged in serious misconduct, strengthen use of force practices and increase transparency with the aim of building back trust between the public and law enforcement."On the one hand, we're all dismayed by the tragic...
    SACRAMENTO —  More than a year after George Floyd’s death, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a stack of bills on Thursday aimed at holding California law enforcement officers accountable for misconduct and restricting uses of force that have resulted in death and injury. The eight measures signed into law by Newsom include raising the minimum age for police officers from 18 to...
    An 18-year-old woman was in critical condition on Tuesday, Sept. 28, a day after getting shot by a school safety officer investigating an assault near Millikan High School, Long Beach police said. The armed school safety officer, who is not a sworn police officer, fired shots at a car involved in a suspected assault near Spring Street and Palo Verde...
    A California police officer pulled a man to safety from a burning car in a heroic law enforcement rescue on Sunday. Officer Pedro Garcia jumped into action to assist a man trapped in a burning car, a video posted to the San Jose Police Department's Twitter showed. The footage was taken from inside a responding fire vehicle. TWO...
    A daring rescue was caught on camera Sunday when a rookie police officer pulled a man from a burning car on a California highway.The video, posted to the San Jose Police Department's Twitter page, shows flames shooting up from the vehicle on Highway 101 when Officer Pedro Garcia ran to help.NY POLICE SHOOTS GUNMAN WHO WOUNDED 4 IN UPPER MANHATTAN"Without...
    A California police officer who served the city of San Jose for nearly three decades announced his resignation in the wake of the city's vaccine mandate for all city employees. "First of all, it's my religious belief. I also believe I've been given a choice about what to do with my body," Sgt. David Gutierrez said. The 29-year...
    Legislation triggered by the Pasadena Police Department shooting of Anthony McClain and the 2019 Poway synagogue shooting is on the way to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Pasadena’s state Sen. Anthony Portantino introduced Senate Bill 715 in February to allow state prosecutors the chance to investigate police shootings resulting in a civilian’s death so long as there is a...
    A customer who attacked a San Luis Obispo County bank manager in the parking lot after being told to wear a mask has been identified by police as a correctional officer. The assault took place around 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 3 outside a Wells Fargo in Grover Beach. The manager told police he was leaving for the day when he...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A bill to end the careers of bad law enforcement officers is headed to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after being approved by lawmakers. The measure aims to keep troubled officers from jumping from one job to another by creating a mandatory new state license, or certification, that could be permanently revoked. READ MORE: Barricaded Suspect...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session.California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis that...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session. California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session. California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis...
    Four and a half years after Whittier Officer Keith Boyer was fatally shot while on duty, a jury on Wednesday, Sept. 1 convicted a 30-year-old Los Angeles man for his murder. After closing arguments Tuesday in the seven-day trial, jury members only needed about two hours to decide Michael Christopher Mejia’s fate but didn’t make their announcement until just before...
    The bullet that killed an East Los Angeles man on Feb. 20, 2017, was traced to the gun found at the scene of a shootout later that day in Whittier, where it was used to kill a police officer, according to the testimony of two Los Angeles County officials on Thursday, Aug. 26 in Norwalk Superior Court. Michael Christopher Mejia,...
    A pitched battle over expanding California’s landmark police transparency law will play out in Sacramento on Thursday as lawmakers decide whether Californians have a right to know more about incidents where police face accusations of using excessive force or engaging in discriminatory behavior. The new bill faces a crucial vote this week before the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where law enforcement...
    A COP who investigated sex offences but then spied on a woman in the shower with his phone has quit the force. Det Sgt Benjamin McNish, 30, would have been sacked if he had not already left, a police misconduct panel said. 1'McNish’s actions were completely unacceptable and shocking', said Met Police Det Chief Supt Stephen ClaymanCredit: PA The officer...
    CHICAGO -- A murder suspect fatally shot by Amtrak police inside Union Station has been identified as a man from California's Bay Area.Jamar Jason Taylor, 33, of San Leandro, California was killed in the shooting Tuesday evening, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.Amtrak police were waiting on the platform for a train, having been notified by authorities in...
    By Stella Chan | CNN Police in the California town of Guadalupe fatally shot an “uninvolved” bystander Saturday night as officers pursued a suspect to serve a felony arrest warrant, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD). A Guadalupe officer fired his service weapon at the wanted suspect “but instead struck an uninvolved resident who was sitting in...
    Using the defendant’s own words against him, prosecutor Geoffrey Lewin on Monday, Aug. 23 outlined the murder case against Michael Christopher Mejia, accused of killing Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer. It was the first day of trial at Norwalk Superior Court. Mejia, who arrived in court wearing an Los Angeles Dodgers mask, is accused of fatally shooting Boyer, 53, and...
                      by Katelynn Richardson  University of California’s new Community Safety Plan shifts major responsibilities and funding away from UC Police Departments. The plan, based on an 80-page report released this summer by the Department of Public Safety Community Advisory Board, was announced by UC President Michael Drake last week and will be implemented across all 10 campuses....
    A police officer shot and killed an unarmed bystander when he opened fire at a suspect and missed on Saturday night. Juan Luis Olvera-Preciado, 59, was sitting in his car at an intersection in Guadalupe, California, when he was hit by the officer's bullet. The Guadalupe Police Department officer, who has not been named, had spotted a man who was...
    (CNN)Police in the California town of Guadalupe fatally shot an "uninvolved" bystander Saturday night as officers pursued a suspect to serve a felony arrest warrant, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department (SBSD). A Guadalupe officer fired his service weapon at the wanted suspect "but instead struck an uninvolved resident who was sitting in a vehicle in the 100-block...
    GUADALUPE  — A California police officer accidentally killed a bystander sitting in a car while shooting at a suspect over the weekend, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the small coastal city of Guadalupe, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday. Guadalupe police officers recognized a person at an intersection as...
    GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — A California police officer accidentally killed a bystander sitting in a car while shooting at a suspect over the weekend, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the small coastal city of Guadalupe, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Sunday. Guadalupe police officers recognized a person at an...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The California Department of Justice is launching an independent investigation into former BART police officer Anthony Pirone's alleged role in the killing of Oscar Grant more than a decade ago at Oakland's Fruitvale station.Attorney General Rob Bonta made the announcement on Tuesday.RELATED: 'Do what's right': Oscar Grant's family seeks felony murder charge for 2nd BART officerEarlier...
    An unarmed man shot to death by police after a residential burglary was sitting in a portable toilet when an officer opened fire, video of the fatal confrontation released on Thursday shows. In a video statement, Fontana Police Chief Billy Green said a metallic object was visible in Daverion Deauntre Kinard’s hand before Officer Johnny Tutiavake fired. After the shooting,...
    The California attorney general’s office on Monday said it has filed manslaughter and assault charges against a former Los Angeles police officer who is accused of fatally shooting a mentally disabled man during an off-duty altercation at a Costco store in 2019. Salvador Sanchez, 32, a seven-year veteran of the LAPD at the time of the June 2019 shooting, was...
    A California police officer was in critical but stable condition in a trauma center on Friday night after being shot outside police headquarters, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in La Habra, a city of about 60,000 residents in Orange County, about 22 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. GUNFIRE NEAR COORS FIELD IN DENVER WOUNDS 2 AFTER...
    Three people were arrested after a crash sparked a brawl on the 60 Freeway during rush-hour traffic, along with an altercation between handcuffed suspects and Ontario police officers that left an officer injured, police said. On Wednesday, July 28, police were alerted to a fight between several people just after 5 p.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway, east of Vineyard...
    A violent brawl broke out on a California freeway, with a police officer seen tackling men to the ground to break up the fight. "I’ve only seen stuff like this on TV, never in person," Vanessa Cobb who witnessed the brawl, told KTLA. "I was just trying to go home from work." BRAWL BREAKS OUT ON VENICE BEACH BOARDWALK The...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento Police Department motorcycle officer has been rushed to the hospital after crashing into a deer during a training ride on Wednesday. The accident happened in the Foresthill area, Sacramento police say. READ MORE: Dixie Fire Grows To 217, 581 Acres; Smoke Drifts Down To Central Valley Police say the officer suffered abrasions and was transported...
    By Robert Lewis | CalMatters On a Wednesday afternoon in April 2018, Gardena police officers got a “triple beeper” over their radios — three high-pitched squawks signaling an emergency. As many as 20 shots reportedly had been fired near a local park. “That kind of gets you a little adrenaline squirt going,” Gardena Police Officer Michael Robbins would later tell...
    On a Wednesday afternoon in April 2018, Gardena police officers got a  “triple beeper” over their radios — three high-pitched squawks signaling an emergency. As many as 20 shots reportedly had been fired near a local park. “That kind of gets you a little adrenaline squirt going,” Gardena Police Officer Michael Robbins would later tell investigators. In minutes, a 25-year-old...
    Detective Eric Walterscheid stood at a podium before the El Monte City Council during its last meeting in June, touting the work of Officer Carlos Molina before honoring him as the Police Officers Association’s Officer of the Year for 2020. With about a dozen rank-and-file officers looking on, the police union president said of Molina: “He’s been with us for...
    A former Montebello police officer has agreed to plead guilty to accepting at least $14,000 in bribes to escort illegal drug shipments and access federal databases, enabling a gang member to remain under the radar of law enforcement. Documents filed last week in U.S. District Court indicate former Officer Rudolph Petersen, 34, received payments from the unidentified gang member from...
    The office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) starting this month will investigate officer-involved shooting deaths of unarmed civilians under a bill signed into law last year.  Bonta on Wednesday released initial guidelines and protocols for implementing the measure, which was signed into law in September and officially went into effect July 1.  Previously, the roughly 40 to 50...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced new protocols Wednesday to provide more transparency around one of the most emotional and disturbing areas of policing: the fatal shooting of an unarmed civilian. Investigations into such cases have previously been handled by the local police agency involved, with local district attorneys deciding whether the shootings were legally justified....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, the U.S. Capitol Police agency announced that it will be opening a new regional office in California. An armored police vehicle patrols the perimeter of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 4, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images) The purpose of the office will be to coordinate...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Life-saving measures made all the difference during a raging apartment fire in Northern California.The team of first responders spoke with our sister station ABC7 News, including three San Jose police officers who performed CPR on an unresponsive woman until her pulse returned.In pictures posted by SJPD, those critical life-saving compressions were captured.RELATED: Woman shares story of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom late Monday signed into law Assembly Bill 127, which aims to increase accountability for police officers involved in misconduct or unlawful shootings. The bill was authored by Sen. Sydney Kamlager, D-Los Angeles, and co-sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Under the bill, prosecutors seeking an arrest warrant for an officer can...
    Azusa police fired bean bag rounds at a resident carrying a large kitchen knife on Sunday who allegedly charged at them. The armed man later ran toward an officer, who fatally shot him, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Monday. The coroner’s office identified the man as Jerome Barber, 59, of Azusa. Investigators on Monday, June 28, released more details about what...
    A suspect in a domestic violence disturbance fatally shot a California cop while saying “Hey police” as he opened his front door, graphic video shows. The footage, released Tuesday by the Stockton Police Department, shows the instant Lance Lowe, 30, shot Officer Jimmy Inn as the cop responded to a residence on May 11 for a report of a domestic...