Become a Supporter
Become a Supporter
Manteca Police Get Body Cameras
Manteca will become the first city in San Joaquin County to equip its police officers with body cameras. Officers will be able to video record every confrontation, interview, or encounter with the public.
Manteca Police hope to have the body cameras in operation by this summer.
They're small...two and a half by three inches and a half inch thick and attach to an officers shirt front.
Manteca patrol cars are already equipped with dash cameras but Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion says body cameras will be an important addition.
"When somebody says that's not what I said, that's not what I meant, or if it's actually physical confrontation, goes along with officer's testimony," Obligacion says. "It's just another part, another tool we can use for prosecution."
Obligacion says people will be told beforehand that they are being recorded.
The video recordings can be kept as long as a year with storage on the internet.
The initial cost for 50 cameras was almost $70,000.
The hospital is one place to offer youth who’ve been shot, stabbed or assaulted a way out of a dangerous situation. A new program at UC Davis aims to provide follow-up support for patients impacted by violence.
Sacramento area crime could get worse if refugees are too afraid of law enforcement. That's the warning from the County District Attorney's Office. The agency has launched a new program to educate immigrants called Understanding Your Rights.
During his time as mayor of Los Angeles and now in his campaign for California governor, Antonio Villaraigosa has repeatedly highlighted the city’s drop in violent crime. But there's some context he's leaving out.
The Carmichael man accused of trying to kill his two children back in 2015 is set to be sentenced next month, after pleading guilty to the crimes on Thursday.
The survivors of crime victims spoke out Thursday in Stockton, coming together to tell their stories and honor their loved ones.
Sign up for ReCap
and never miss the top stories
Delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.