Alameda’s body camera policy may fall short on transparency

Alameda Police Chief Paul RolleriALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | When an Alameda police officer was accused three years ago of using excessive force that resulted in multiple arm fractures to a mentally ill man, footage from a body camera purchased by the officer eventually helped to disprove allegations that the officer beat the man while he … Continue reading Alameda’s body camera policy may fall short on transparency

A Feeling Out Period in the Initial CA-15 Candidate’s Forum

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | It’s too early to get nasty in the 15th Congressional District. Democrats Rep. Eric Swalwell, State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and Republican Hugh Bussell mostly spoke in generalities, while taking pains to avoid confrontation during their first candidate’s forum of the election season. The top two vote-getters in the … Continue reading A Feeling Out Period in the Initial CA-15 Candidate’s Forum

At Forum, Swalwell Says He ‘Stood for Privacy Rights,’ Record Says Otherwise

Ellen Corbett, Eric SwalwellCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Rep. Eric Swalwell said at a candidate’s forum Tuesday night in Castro Valley he voted against government intrusion into the digital records of Americans, but the assertion is false.When the question of upholding certain privacy rights was posed, Swalwell said he voted on just one such bill … Continue reading At Forum, Swalwell Says He ‘Stood for Privacy Rights,’ Record Says Otherwise