Latest California Attorney General's Office News

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride-share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies hire its drivers as employees. The maneuver comes after the state and three cities sued the companies in May, accusing them of misclassifying their workers in California as independent contractors, in the process depriving them of benefits full-time employees enjoy. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California wants judge to force Uber, Lyft to hire drivers

Jun. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies to hire their drivers as employees. The...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, a sign alerts customers to a closed Walgreens pharmacy store following an overnight shooting in Vallejo, Calif. California's attorney general on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, is declining to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband. He actually had a hammer. Sean Monterrosa was suspected of stealing from the San Francisco Bay Area pharmacy amid national protests when he was killed June 2. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

California attorney general won't examine killing by police

Jun. 24, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general declined Wednesday to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer. Sean Monterrosa, 22, of San Francisco was suspected of stealing from a...

2 lawmakers want state probe of shooting death by LA deputy

Jun. 21, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers called Sunday for California's Attorney General to investigate the fatal shooting of a young man by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. Reps. Maxine Waters and Nanette Diaz Barragán said in a statement there's a need for an independent investigation...

FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra on Monday, June 15, 2020, called for California to create a way to end the law enforcement careers of police officers who engage in serious misconduct, along with other changes in tactics and training in the wake of weeks of national protests over police brutality. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California attorney general joins calls for police reforms

Jun. 15, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday called for California to create a way to end the law enforcement careers of police officers who engage in serious misconduct, along with other changes in tactics and training in the wake of weeks of national protests over police brutality....

FILE - This June 3, 2020 file photo shows a sign alerting customers to a closed Walgreens store in Vallejo, Calif. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday, June 5, 2020 his office will review the Vallejo police department to reform its use-of-force policies and improve its anti-bias and community policing after officers there shot and killed a 22-year-old man suspected of stealing amid a night of protests. Becerra said the review of the department was not tied to a specific incident but what the Department of Justice called

California official to review Vallejo police after shootings

Jun. 5, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that his office will review the Vallejo Police Department and recommend reforms to use-of-force policies and measures involving bias and community policing. The announcement came days after officers shot and killed a...

Officials: Car lender reaches $550M multi-state settlement

May. 19, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-four attorneys general announced a $550 million settlement Tuesday with auto loan financing company Santander over allegations it knowingly targeted consumers who were likely to default on its loans. Consumers who defaulted on their loans from the company as of last year...