Grand Jury Recommends Allowing Tattoos, Piercings, Ponytails To Resolve Sacramento Police Vacancy ‘Crisis’

The Sacramento Police Officer’s Association President Timothy Davis issued a statement reading: “Currently there are nearly 70 police officer vacancies in the Sacramento Police Department. Even if all the vacancies were filled, there would still not be enough police officers to meet the needs of this growing city of over half a million residents.”

S.F. police union clears way for civilians, not cops, to respond to non-violent calls for help

The president of San Francisco’s police union has signed a letter of intent with the city that clears the way for non-sworn service providers — instead of police officers — to respond to calls involving mental health, homelessness and other non-violent issues.

Despite reform pressure, at least 25 want to be SFPD chief

“The mayor is committed to getting the most qualified and dedicated police chief to lead SFPD,” Lee spokeswoman Deirdre Hussey said. “As the city charter dictates, it is the role of the Police Commission to recruit and vet candidates. … The mayor will honor this process and has confidence in the Police Commission and their […]

Prop. G would toughen civilian oversight of SF police

“What concerns me is I want to create a department that has oversight and is independent of politics as much as possible,” Cohen said. “I am cautious. I don’t know if the appointment authority of the public advocate will truly yield a process that is not political. Time will tell.”

Rita Ora slammed by Prime Minister who calls on police to deal with lockdown rule breakers

“I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe .Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.”

Traffic Stop Near Sac State Football Stadium Leads To Arrest Of Wanted Suspect Aron Rogers

Governor Warns Of Pre-Christmas Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order; Hospitals Prepare For Surge Police Arrest Alleged Gunman In Arden Fair Mall Black Friday Fatal Shooting Officials Identify Mother, 2-Year-Old Son Found Shot To Death In Roseville Parking Lot

Report offers insight into SFPD disciplinary process

In San Francisco, officers are investigated by the internal affairs division or the civilian Office of Citizen Complaints, or both. Cases are forwarded to the police chief, who can seek discipline up to a 10-day suspension. If the chief believes an officer requires more severe discipline or termination, he can forward the case to the […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘All she wanted was to be a family’: How a loving mother desperately tried to support her unhinged daughter – only for the troubled 25-year-old to allegedly decapitate her with kitchen knives

Woman who allegedly cut off her mother’s head with a knife was ‘obsessed with horror movies’ and told neighbours she was ‘scared of going back to the mental hospital’  School friend Katelyn Wells (pictured) said Jessica was a good friend of hers. ‘I only saw Jess three days ago and she was talking a lot […]

Parscale seen in Florida police video getting emotional in custody

A two-hour standoff ensued before Parscale walked out of his home and was tackled by a SWAT team officer before being taken to the hospital. The takedown was caught on body camera footage widely viewed at the time. In the new footage, Parscale can be seen sitting up in the back of a squad car while lamenting about […]

Widow of academic killed in London denied legal aid for inquest

A statement from campaign group Inquest said: “No bereaved family should be left in a position where they have to fundraise to pay for legal representation at an article 2 inquest, where public authorities engage lawyers to defend or justify their own conduct. This is a point of principle and there needs to be equality […]