The Great Fresno Cop Debate: 1,000 or 900 Officers?

When he campaigned for mayor two years ago, Lee Brand often cited 1,000 sworn officers as the goal for the Fresno Police Department. Listen to any of his recent speeches, like during a recent campaign fundraiser, and his goal remains 1,000 officers. Does Ch...
Fresno police advisory board

Questions Over Police Board Secrecy

When Fresno’s new police advisory committee convenes Tuesday for its first regular meeting, there will be no published agenda and no public participation in the group’s discussions. That’s because the entire...

Fresno City Council Votes to Give Cops, Management a Raise

In addition to some of the excitement at yesterday’s City Council meeting, there was less fanfare as Fresno saw some of its most integral city employees get a raise. In two different votes, both unanimous, Fresno’s police officers and non-represented manage...

Will More Police Make Fresno Safer?

Public safety dominated the 2016 mayoral campaign. Mayor Brand stated a goal of 1,000 officers on multiple occasions on the campaign trail and wants to get there by the end of his term. In his recently released 2017-2018 budget proposal, Brand suggested ...

Mental health experts react to viral video

The viral video has been seen on Facebook and You Tube more than 300,000 times. Earlier this month, police confronted a naked man walking in central Fresno. After not listening orders to stop, he is Tased. S...