Police dog bites can cause severe injuries but there has never been any legislation proposed or passed in California to regulate K-9s. In the Bay Area, San Jose police lead the pack with the most number of dog bites.
KTVU focused in on about more than a dozen specific cases where police deployed K-9s on people, looking at the injuries they incurred and the reasons the canines were told to "find and bite." Here are their stories:
KTVU requested dog bite data from the 25 largest police agencies in the Bay Area as part of a months-long investigation into K-9 use-of-force. Here's what we found:
Police use of force has been highly scrutinized across the county, but recently so have officers who fail to intervene or report excessive force incidents involving fellow officers.
More than half of the California households that applied for COVID-19 rental relief have yet to receive emergency assistance, but the state says it will process applications under review in the coming weeks.
A reported shooting on Highway 4 in Pittsburg on Saturday is just the latest in a spate of freeway shootings that have motorists on edge and investigators with the California Highway Patrol working to find the shooters.
Text messages are being sent by fraudsters claiming to be the EDD or Bank of America with a goal of stealing personal account information and money tied to California unemployment benefits.
Former employees from Center for Covid Control describe bags of bio-waste and boxes of PCR tests sitting unrefrigerated in its main offices outside of Chicago for weeks. Several states, including California, have launched investigations into the company and its practices.
It's been 14 years since 23-year-old Jordan McKay was attacked and shot while riding his bicycle in San Francisco and the killers have never been caught.
Opening statements began Monday in the San Francisco police abuse trial against Terrance Stangel. The officer is accused of beating Dacari Spiers in a case that's caused a larger political fight between District Attorney Chesa Boudin and police Chief Bill Scott.
An Associated Press investigation has found a permissive and toxic culture at FCI Dublin, enabling years of sexual misconduct by predatory employees and cover-ups that have largely kept the abuse out of the public eye.
Amid a leadership change at the California EDD, legitimate disability insurance claimants who were suddenly cut off say they're still unable to get their benefits, despite asking lawmakers for help or trying to communicate with the troubled department.
Calpine said the root cause of the explosion at the Russell City Energy Center in Hayward last May was design issues and equipment failures, and not deferred maintenance or operator error.
As scammers target California's disability insurance program, numerous legitimate claimants have had their benefits cut off after the Employment Development Department froze their claims.
With the rapid spread of the omicron variant, data shows 10,000 California nursing home workers are infected right now, with roughly 800 new cases of COVID-19 tallied each day. The state is allowing health care workers who test positive and are asymptomatic to continue coming to work.
California's Employment Development Department has frozen 345,000 claims for disability benefits while it investigates fraud and a widespread identity theft scam. The EDD's suspicions were piqued by a sudden surge in applications for benefits.
Nursing home visitors are now required to show proof of vaccination, a booster shot, and a negative COVID-19 test in order to go inside a California facility, following a state health order.
A recent software update has given Tesla drivers the ability to play video games from the center display screen. An investigation is underway regarding the new feature.
Athletes from the James Logan High School girls basketball team are calling foul over inequality because the boys team has access to equipment that isn't shared with them. A Title IX complaint led to a U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights investigation.
The Native American Health Center (NAHC) in the Fruitvale District is 1,400 patients strong and employs more than 100 indigenous people, the largest employer of Native Americans in the Bay Area.