San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro councilmembers voted in closed session on Monday night to request an independent investigation by the state attorney general's office into the fatal shooting of Steven Taylor, an African American resident, by police on April 18. The move comes amid the backdrop of the killing by Minneapolis Police of George Floyd, which has roiled … Continue reading San Leandro asks AG to investigate killing of Steven Taylor by police

San Leandro accepts federal grant for drone without specific policy for its use

San Leandro accepted a nearly $32,000 federal grant that will allow its police department to purchase a drone. The San Leandro City Council, however, did so despite the city not having a specific drone policy. The lack of a policy for local law enforcement to use drones has drawn concerns from privacy advocates in the … Continue reading San Leandro accepts federal grant for drone without specific policy for its use

San Leandro mobile home ordinance put on hold; park owners offer moratorium on rent increases

After San Leandro mobile home owners, many seniors with limited means, spoke Monday night of suffering harassment by their mobile home park owners, along with fears of retaliation, the San Leandro City Council voted to continue an agenda item that would have given them some protections from displacement. The council, which unanimously voted to direct … Continue reading San Leandro mobile home ordinance put on hold; park owners offer moratorium on rent increases