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The female sheriff, in a light brown uniform and wearing a mask, flanked by many staff members in the same outfit, stands at a podium inside.

Oversight Agency Probes Santa Clara County Sheriff Over an Internal Investigation That Was Shut Down

Some Santa Clara County Leaders Want the Sheriff Out

In the photo, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith speaks during a press briefing.

'Horrific' Incidents in Jails Prompt Santa Clara County Supervisors' Call for Investigations of Sheriff

New State Funding Boosts Prosecutor-Led Resentencing Efforts in California

‘On Our Watch’ Podcast Examines Shadow World of Police Misconduct

San Francisco's Hall of Justice, photographed in 2019. Sheriff Paul Miyamoto released a plan on March 10 to keep COVID-19 out of the city’s jails. Details include triage measures to assess arrestees for signs of infection and contingency plans should a positive case be detected.

San Francisco Jails Offer Small Monthly Allowance to Incarcerated People Who Don't Have Financial Support

How One Woman's Cycle of Incarceration and Mental Illness Helped Heal a Rural System

What Do Victims Want? New California Justice Reforms Expose Divide Among Crime Survivors

Former Rohnert Park Cops Accused of ‘Highway Robbery’ Face Federal Charges

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