Alex Emslie, KQED Public Media

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KQED Public Media

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Past articles by Alex:

Fairfield Cop Fired for Sexual Misconduct at Golf Course Was Called 'Creepy Joe'

Officer denies allegations from multiple women, claiming he was the victim of a 'witch hunt.' → Read More

Two Veteran Watsonville Cops Fired for Sexual Misconduct

The Watsonville Police Department released disciplinary records in compliance with the state law meant to shine a light on bad cops. → Read More

Terrorist or Troll? Judge to Weigh Whether Oakland Man Really Intended to Attack Bay Area

Amer Alhaggagi's defense argues he didn't intend to follow through on anything he said, and he didn't understand the seriousness of setting up social media accounts for members of the Islamic State. → Read More

Unarmed Suspect Allegedly Fired Officer's Rifle in Bizarre Fatal Police Shooting in Napa

The Napa Police Department released video from the officer's body camera Monday, but it doesn't show an alleged struggle over the officer's rifle, or the moment that he fired at the suspect. → Read More

A Church, a Biker Crew, and Sheltering Camp Fire Evacuees

An impromptu shelter at a church in Chico is housing hundreds of people displaced by the deadly fire in Butte County. → Read More

Judge Cites Newly Unsealed Video, Allows Mario Woods Suit to Go to Trial

"Videos cast doubt on the fficer accounts that Woods was moving quickly or speeding up when officers shot him," the judge wrote. → Read More

High Court Denies SFPD Officers' Attempt to Avoid Discipline in Racist Texting Case

The California Supreme Court's summary denial marks the end of legal challenges that kept the officers on the city's payroll since the texts were made public in 2015. → Read More

New Allegation Could Bring Death Penalty in BART Stabbing Case

The allegation that John Lee Cowell murdered Nia Wilson by 'lying in wait' generally means he concealed his intentions, waited for an opportunity to act or took his target by surprise. → Read More

On Deadline Day, More than 700 Migrant Children Still Separated From Parents

The U.S. government has distinguished between parents 'eligible' and those 'ineligible' to be reunified. → Read More

Deportation, Detention of Separated Migrant Families at Center of Legal Battle

ACLU argues families need more time to assess their cases to stay in the U.S. or be deported, with or without their children. Government says delaying deportations is unnecessary and costly. → Read More

Oakland Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charge, Plans to Litigate Case at Sentencing

Defense attorney says she can't fight the charges but is asking the court to consider what the 23-year-old defendant's conduct means. → Read More

S.F. Police Announce Arrest of Alleged 'Rideshare Rapist'

Suspect posing as a ride-hailing app driver would stalk women who were waiting for cars they'd hailed late at night near bars in San Francisco, police said. → Read More

Attorneys Seek to Force DA, Former S.F. Police Chief to Testify in Mario Woods Case

It’s part of a long-shot legal strategy to hold the city and high-ranking law enforcement officials liable for Woods' fatal shooting by police in 2015. → Read More

Appellate Court Rules Against S.F. Officers in Racist Texting Case

'The attitudes reflected in these messages displayed unacceptable prejudice against members of the communities SFPD is sworn to protect,' Associate Justice Martin J. Jenkins wrote in a ruling that may pave the way to fire or otherwise discipline nine officers who swapped violently racist and bigoted text messages. → Read More

Cal Fire Says PG&E Power Lines Caused Fires in Butte, Nevada Counties

Cal Fire investigators said PG&E power lines sparked four October 2017 fires and referred three of the incidents to prosecutors. → Read More

No Charges: S.F. DA Closes Two Controversial Police Shooting Cases That Led to Era of Reform

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón calls fatal shootings of Mario Woods and Luis Góngora 'disturbing' and 'unnecessary' -- but says legal standard for charging police officers makes it impossible to file charges. → Read More

As S.F. Appeals 'Textgate' Ruling, Accused Cops Collect Pay

City challenges decision that blocked Police Department discipline of officers implicated in exchanging racist and homophobic messages. → Read More

Dueling Autopsies Stir Controversy Over Sacramento Police Shooting of Stephon Clark

The official coroner's report on Stephon Clark’s death contradicts some of the findings and most of the opinions of a private forensic pathologist hired by Clark's family. → Read More

S.F. Excelsior District Shootout Leaves Suspect Dead, Officer and Four Others Wounded

Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and found him, among several other people, inside a barber shop. Then the shooting started. → Read More

S.F. Officer's Testimony Allowed to Stand

Police Department appears to have left Officer James Trail off a list of cops found to have committed misconduct that could affect their credibility on the witness stand. → Read More