Articles Tagged With ‘Law enforcement’




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California bill would limit cash cops can pay jailhouse snitches

Following revelations that a pair of Mexican Mafia members made hundreds of thousands of dollars working as jailhouse snitches, a California bill that would restrict payments to informants is making its way through the state Legislature. [LA Daily News] Assembly... (Continue reading)

Family of man killed by police sues Santa Maria

The family of a man who was shot and killed last year by Santa Maria police officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, as well as its police department and five officers. Javier Gaona, 31, was armed with... (Continue reading)

California deputy shot at point-blank range

A man on the run after allegedly shooting and killing a sheriff’s deputy at point-blank range was caught Sunday afternoon when he tried to steal a woman’s purse. [NBC News] David Machado, 37, shot Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy David Wallace,... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of California police guns go missing

At least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from Southern California law enforcement agencies over the last five years. [Orange County Register] Dozens of the missing firearms ended up in the hands of criminals, and some were used in... (Continue reading)

California gang database rife with errors

Law enforcement agencies entered the names of 42 people in a state gang database when the alleged gangsters were under 2 years old, according to findings of a recent audit. The audit revealed that the CalGang database contained numerous errors,... (Continue reading)

Family of man killed by police files claim against Santa Maria

Family members of a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed last month by Santa Maria police officers have filed a claim against the city. The family is seeking $3 million in damages and mandatory training for officers on handling... (Continue reading)

Police transparency bill dies in California Legislature

As multiple police scandals swirl around Northern California, including an Oakland sex scandal that has infected several Bay Area agencies, there is little hope citizens and journalists in the state will obtain access to officer personnel records. A bill that... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell seeking work in Arizona

Former San Luis Obispo police chief Steve Gesell, who was forced out of the top cop job in SLO earlier this year, is now pursuing work in Cottonwood Arizona. [KSBY] The Cottonwood Police department serves a population of about 40,000 people. The... (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 officers killed nine people across... (Continue reading)

Video of California officers shooting unarmed man released

A federal judge has ordered the release of a police video that shows three Southern California officers opening fire on and killing an unarmed 35-year-old man who was mistakenly suspected of stealing a bicycle. [LA Times] In the June 2013... (Continue reading)



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