California Department of Justice News

Social activist organization says California DNA collection from innocent people is unconstitutional

By John Sammon | Dec 18, 2018

A representative for one of three social activist organizations suing the California Department of Justice said its collections procedure for DNA samples taken from people arrested and later cleared of wrongdoing is unconstitutional.

Equal Justice official says DNA retention for the innocent targets African Americans

By John Sammon | Dec 18, 2018

An official for the nonprofit activist organization Equal Justice Society said a California Department of Justice practice of retaining DNA samples—taken from people arrested but who turned out to be innocent—targets African Americans.

Attorney says government has no reason to retain DNA of innocent people

By John Sammon | Dec 13, 2018

An attorney has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Superior Court against a government program he claims is collecting DNA from innocent people.

Cybercrime center created; includes fast-response mobile lab

By John Breslin | Oct 27, 2016

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – A new initiative designed to combat cyber crime in California includes retrofitting a mobile command vehicle as a digital forensics laboratory that can be dispatched to more traditional crime scenes.

ACLU files lawsuit to obtain Stockton Unified School District’s police records

By Dawn Geske | Jul 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A Californian advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against a school district for refusing to release student arrest and citation records.

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