BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Federal officials are investigating how the University of California, Berkeley responds to reports of campus sexual assaults. The Oakland Tribune reports the investigation began after dozens of students and alumni filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Six women say they were kept in the dark about the disciplinary proceedings and the university failed to adequately punish the accused.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The FBI posed as honest businessmen and a Mafia figure in a sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for an organized crime syndicate. The sting led to the indictment of 29 people - including state Sen. Leland Yee. But defense lawyers argue that the FBI entrapped otherwise honest people by luring them into criminal schemes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento County officials are encouraging property owners with surveillance cameras to help law enforcement investigators. The voluntary Sheriff's Electronic Eye program would alert law enforcement agencies when there are any privately owned surveillance cameras in areas of interest to investigators. Officials would need permission to obtain footage.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office plans to ask county supervisors to spend nearly $500,000 in federal grants to buy a response boat and other equipment to fight drug-smuggling panga boats. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports the 27-foot Defender Class boat would be used to tow confiscated panga boats for disposal. A dozen panga boats have landed along the central coast the past two years.
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