The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, a small agency of about 65 sworn officers, was able to pull off a complex investigation into abuse and trafficking on a marijuana farm.
Earlier this year, Reveal detailed the myriad problems with CalGang. In some cases, unverified allegations of gang affiliation in the database led to criminal charges and inclusion in civil gang injunctions, which restrict someone’s ability to move and associate freely.
California is one step away from allowing hundreds of thousands of residents to find out if they are listed in the state’s gang database and to appeal for removal.
The California State Auditor harshly criticized management, oversight and use of the CalGang database, which tracks people with alleged gang ties across the state.
The attack on Dallas officers followed an otherwise peaceful demonstration against police brutality, in a city where authorities have gone to great lengths to improve relations with the black community.
The shakeups continue within the top ranks at the embattled Transportation Security Administration, as two senior officials involved in several controversies have left the agency recently.
Over time, the interest on the bonds could nearly double the cost for police misconduct in Chicago.
The gun violence restraining order law allows law enforcement officers or family members to ask a judge to approve gun restrictions.
Authorities have identified Omar Mateen, 29, as the gunman who left 49 people dead at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
In February, scores of FBI agents stormed the tiny City Hall in Crystal City, Texas, and arrested most of its leaders in connection with a bribery and kickback scheme. Here’s how it all unfolded.