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October 15, 2023 · CGJA News  [Stanislaus County] Grand Jury Finds Some Officers Non-Compliant

The July 12, 2023 issue of the Oakdale Leader reported on a recently released Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury report, the report of which stated that “…some Oakdale Police Department officers were found to be out of compliance for mandated Domestic Violence training requirements.” The Oakdale Police Chief Jerry Ramar did release a statement regarding […]

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October 15, 2023
October 12, 2023 · CGJA News Oakdale police officers were out of compliance in state-mandated training, [Stanislaus County] grand jury says

In a July 3 article by Erin Tracy in the Modesto Bee she wrote “The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury found that as many as half of the Oakdale Police Department’s officers were out of compliance with state-mandated training over a period of several years. The investigation was prompted by a complaint by an Oakdale […]

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October 12, 2023
October 9, 2023 · CGJA News The mystery of San Francisco’s car break-in crisis: Why is it so bad here — and not elsewhere?

Susie Neilson wrote an article in The San Francisco Chronicle published on September 5, 2023, in which she explored the subject.  Also noted was “a 2016 San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report on the break-in problem which identified another possible reason: so few people were getting caught.”  Read the full story here:

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October 9, 2023
October 1, 2023 · CGJA News Scotts Valley pushes back on [Santa Cruz] Civil Grand Jury’s housing critiques

Drew Penner wrote an article in The Press Banner published on September 1, 2023 that “Scotts Valley Council members recently got a look at the City’s response to the … Civil Grand Jury report that was highly critical of the municipality’s failure to build its fair share of housing over the years, contributing to California’s […]

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October 1, 2023
September 28, 2023 · CGJA News [Oakland in Alameda County] risks losing state funds if 911 response times aren’t improved within a year published an article by Shomik Mukherjee on September 1, 2023 that the “The Oakland Police Department has one year to speed up its notoriously slow emergency response times….The department’s slow 911 response has been the subject of public scrutiny for the past several years, including in two recent civil grand jury reports.” Read the […]

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September 28, 2023
September 20, 2023 · CGJA News Monterey County looking to address noise ordinance violations after [Civil] grand jury report

Kion 46 News Channel published an article by Austin Castro on August 29, 2023 noting that “the Monterey County Board of Supervisors responded to a Civil Grand Jury Report surrounding the community’s noise ordinance” by looking to close some loopholes and reduce the number of noise ordinance violations. Read the full story here:

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September 20, 2023
September 17, 2023 · CGJA News San Francisco teachers union rips district spending in new report [in response to Civil Grand Jury report]

Allyson Aleksey wrote in the San Francisco Examiner on August 28, 2023 that the United Educators of San Francisco released a report responding to statements from SFUSD about the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s report released in June. The report alleges “that SFUSD has long mishandled money leaving schools hamstrung for cash as they enter […]

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September 17, 2023
September 14, 2023 · CGJA News Editorial: Review of Marin DA’s workload is a good idea [as noted in Marin County Civil Grand Jury Report]. So is making the report public.

The Editorial Board of The Marin Independent Journal published an article on August 27, 2023 that the “2022-23 Marin County Civil Grand Jury and Marin District Attorney Lori Frugoli have publicly presented conflicting evaluations of the backlog of cases facing county prosecutors, defense lawyers and Marin’s courts.” The Editorial Board believes the consultant’s report should […]

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September 14, 2023
September 11, 2023 · CGJA News Novato mobile park makes a strong case [in response to Marin County Civil Grand Jury report]

Dick Spotwood wrote an article in the Marin Independent Journal, published August 19, 2023, noting that the controversy regarding the report continues with competing financial results from the mobile home park and the City of Novato.  The article pointed out that Novato is the only city in Marin County that has no audited financial statements. […]

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September 11, 2023
September 7, 2023 · CGJA News Alameda County DA hit with nepotism allegation [referencing Alameda County Civil Grand Jury reports]

KTVU published an article by staff on August 16, 2023 noting “Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price faces new criticism because she hired her boyfriend to work in the office… Alameda County has faced criticisms for nepotism and other ethical dilemmas dating back 10 years.” Several civil grand reports (2013 and 2018) found issues with […]

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September 7, 2023

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