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Police ignored, mishandled sex assaults reported by disabled

Developmentally disabled patients at California’s board-and-care centers have accused caretakers of molestation and rape 36 times since 2009.
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Video: In Jennifer's Room

A young developmentally disabled woman just wanted to be left alone. What happened next shattered a family.
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State prisons see populations drop under realignment

As more felons are sentenced to local jails instead of state prisons under California’s prison realignment plan, some lockups, like Fresno County’s,...
Public Safety
April 10, 2013

Broken Shield series wins two IRE awards

The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch today scored two top national...
Public Safety
March 12, 2013

Gabrielson wins top honor for police reporting

Reporter Ryan Gabrielson has won a national award for excellence in police reporting for exposing...
Public Safety
March 7, 2013

New director to take over troubled Sonoma disability center

A former employee of the Sonoma Developmental Center has been tapped to head California’s...
Public Safety
February 18, 2013

CIR’s California Watch wins Polk award for second straight year

We are proud to write today that the Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch...
Public Safety
January 22, 2013

Public forum: What’s the future of Sonoma’s developmental center?

California Watch is inviting the public to share its thoughts, insights and experiences about the...
Public Safety
January 18, 2013

State disability center forfeits funding over abuse

California's largest board-and-care center for the developmentally disabled will surrender more...
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Prosecutors' opposition could limit release of third-strike inmates

Video – Anaheim: A Tale of Two Cities

State threatens to shut down disability center amid patient abuse

Local jails may limit immigration holds to convicts

Caltrans slow to boost pedestrian safety on hairy Millbrae road

Calls grow for local police to take cases at developmental centers

Homeland Security office OKs efforts to monitor threats via social media

Fewer felons eligible to serve sentences in county jails

Special visas for crime victims surge in Oakland

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