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POSTED July 24, 2012 8:43 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor says the Colorado theater shootings have made him more committed to implementing a police stop and frisk policy aimed at getting weapons off the streets.

Mayor Ed Lee's consideration of stop and frisk, where officers stop and search suspicious people for weapons, has triggered an outcry from those who liken it to racial profiling.

The San Francisco Chronicle says Lee is committed to stop and frisk in light of Friday's Aurora shootings and his trip to Philadelphia, which has implemented a stop and frisk policy.

Lee says he's not considering any proposal that would violate constitutional rights.

But the mayor says San Francisco must get guns off the street.

Vallejo man dies after collapsing in jail

FAIRFIELD, California (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine what caused the death of a Vallejo man who collapsed after being arrested on suspicion of misusing the 911 emergency system.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports  that David Macedo was in a holding cell in the Solano County Jail when he collapsed around 7 a.m. Monday.

Macedo was taken to a hospital where he died.

The 35-year-old Macedo had been arrested by Vallejo police officers for allegedly calling 911 repeatedly without justification Sunday night.

2 dead in Contra Costa  apartment fire

MARTINEZ  (AP) — Authorities say two people died in an apartment fire in Contra Costa County.

Firefighters responding to the blaze in Martinez around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday found two apartment units heavily engulfed in flames.

County fire Capt. Robert Marshall says the two people who died were found in the same apartment. They have not been identified.

Authorities suspect smoke detectors in the unit were not working.

The cause of the blaze, which displaced about 60 others, remains under investigation.

Suspect arrested after 12-hour Oakland standoff

OAKLAND . (AP) — A police SWAT team has arrested a suspect wanted for opening fire on California Highway Patrol officer last weekend.

The man was holed up in an Oakland house for about 12 hours.

KGO-TV   says the Fremont police SWAT team had surrounded the house and the standoff ended at about 3 a.m. Tuesday with the man's arrest.

The Fremont team was called in because Oakland officers were tied up with the president's visit.

Investigators say two suspects were wanted after shots were fired at a CHP officer Saturday night during a pursuit of a stolen car.

Two suspects were arrested immediately after the shooting.

Oakland police, CHP officers and the U.S. Marshal's Service believed they had tracked the two remaining suspects to the Oakland home.

 

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