Probe launched into 'deadliest' US police departments

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says a probe into the Kern County Sheriff's Office and the Bakersfield Police Department will examine allegations of excessive use of forceAuthorities in California launched an investigation into two police agencies in the state described as the deadliest in the country. Attorney General Kamala Harris said the probe into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and the Bakersfield Police Department will examine allegations of excessive use of force and other serious misconduct by both agencies. “These investigations will objectively, impartially, and thoroughly examine whether the Kern County Sheriff’s Office or the Bakersfield Police Department engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force or other civil rights violations,” Harris said in a statement.

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