Articles Tagged With ‘Bakersfield Police Department’




Officer mistakes crucifix for a gun, kills 73-year-old

After a 73-year-old man with dementia failed to follow a Bakersfield police officer’s orders, the officer shot and killed the unarmed man. On Monday, seven officers responded to reports of a man with a revolver... (Continue reading)

Police detective sentenced to 5 years in prison

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for bribery, drug trafficking, and filing a false income tax return, said acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield police officer facing life in prison for drug trafficking

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department pleaded guilty today to trafficking methamphetamine, acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Patrick Mara, 36, faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a... (Continue reading)

Kern County leads the country in homicides by cops

Law enforcement officers in Kern County have killed more people per capita than in any other county in the United States this year. Kern County officers killed 13 people in 2015. [Guardian] By comparison, NYPD... (Continue reading)

Appeals court orders new trial against Bakersfield police

A state appeals court has ordered a new trial against the Bakersfield police in the case of a man who an officer mistakenly determined was drunk when he was undergoing a medical emergency. A Grover... (Continue reading)