Police Groups Back Requiring College Classes for Recruits

SACRAMENTO — California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity...

Parolee Killed by Fresno Police was Wanted in Multiple States

Fresno police officers shot and killed a 32-year-old parolee after he ignored repeated requests by police to drop a loaded rifle, authorities said. Six officers with the Fresno Police Department fired at the man on Sunday night, The Fresno Bee reported. It ...

Chief: No Reason to Fire Wisconsin Officer Who Killed Teen

MILWAUKEE — The police chief of a Milwaukee suburb that has seen protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Black teenager in February said Monday that he sees no reason why the officer should be fired. ...

2 Critical After SUV Plows Into Outdoor Dining Area

SAN JOSE — Two people were in critical condition Monday after being injured when a man drove his SUV into an outdoor dining area, hitting a pedestrian and several diners in Northern California, authorities said...

National Guard Taps Units for Rapid Response to Civil Unrest

WASHINGTON — The National Guard has designated military police units in two states to serve as rapid reaction forces so they can respond quickly to any potential civil unrest around the country, following violent protests that rocked the nation’s capital and s...