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School board takes transgender bathroom case to high court

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia school board asked the U.S. Supreme Court…

 

SFPD, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials gathered at the new police headquarters to introduce body cams at a news conference April 30, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Police Commission approves body camera policy for SFPD

The San Francisco Police Commission approved Wednesday night a new policy governing…

 

(MIke Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Police chief will have final say in officers’ review of body cam footage

Whether San Francisco police officers will be allowed to review body camera…

 

In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, State Sen. Anthony Canella, R-Ceres, uses his smartphone at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP 2014)

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

NEW YORK — California now requires police to get a court order…

In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, State Sen. Anthony Canella, R-Ceres, uses his smartphone at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP 2014)
San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)

San Francisco may deploy drones for variety of uses

San Francisco’s government may put some eyes in the sky as city…

San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)

Lawsuit alleges SF police wrongfully beat young black man

The ACLU filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the San…

A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for body cameras

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department's effort to equip officers…

A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
COURTESY PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICEDeputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson was arrested and booked Tuesday for refusing to let a client of hers be questioned by a police investigator who was also trying to take the client's pictures.

Adachi, ACLU call for Police Commission review of public defender's arrest

An American Civil Liberties Union representative voiced his organization's concern Wednesday to the…

COURTESY PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICEDeputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson was arrested and booked Tuesday for refusing to let a client of hers be questioned by a police investigator who was also trying to take the client's pictures.
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The s.f. ExaminerACLU attorney Chris Conley speaks at a City Hall news conference about new surveillance legislation proposed by Supervisor John Avalos.

Tech surveillance devices would require public oversight in SF under proposed legislation

The use of high-tech surveillance tools would need public approval to be…

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The s.f. ExaminerACLU attorney Chris Conley speaks at a City Hall news conference about new surveillance legislation proposed by Supervisor John Avalos.
Ross D. Franklin/2007 AP File PhotoLicense plate readers

Menlo Park considers license plate readers in police cars

The City of Menlo Park is considering installing license plate readers on…

Ross D. Franklin/2007 AP File PhotoLicense plate readers
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Terry Hui speak after Bucchere was sentenced.

Black city residents more likely to be busted for pot, ACLU says

In San Francisco, black people are more than four times more likely…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Terry Hui speak after Bucchere was sentenced.
Fine line: The “stop and frisk

Gun violence on the rise, mayor considers ‘stop and frisk’ police enforcement policy

To combat rising gun violence in The City’s southeastern neighborhoods, Mayor Ed…

Fine line: The “stop and frisk

ACLU head: 'I'm disgusted with this president'

Hope and change: Speaking at a conference of liberal activists Wednesday morning,…

ACLU sues for information on probes of Bay Area communities

The American Civil Liberties Union and two other groups sued the FBI…

Upholding John Adams

For nearly a year, the Justice Department has been quietly investigating a…