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Alan Blueford’s Mother Speaks Out on Settlement Agreement

June 8, 2014 | 9:00 am

Alan Blueford’s Mother Speaks Out on Settlement Agreement

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Alan Blueford’s mother says settling her son’s wrongful death lawsuit with the city brings some closure.

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It’s Official: Sean Whent Named Oakland Police Chief

May 14, 2014 | 1:15 pm

It’s Official: Sean Whent Named Oakland Police Chief

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Permanent appointment of interim chief wins praise from one of the department’s severest critics.

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Will Affluent Oaklanders Support Renewal of Anti-Crime Tax?

April 29, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Will Affluent Oaklanders Support Renewal of Anti-Crime Tax?

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Better-off neighborhoods resort to private security patrols, raising question about support for levy.

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Iraq Vet Scott Olsen Settles ‘Occupy’ Suit Against Oakland

March 21, 2014 | 12:33 pm

Iraq Vet Scott Olsen Settles ‘Occupy’ Suit Against Oakland

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City calls $4.5 million settlement ‘fair.’ Victim says no amount of money can heal his injuries.

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Oakland Agrees to Settle With Military Veteran Hurt in Occupy Incident

December 12, 2013 | 8:38 am

Oakland Agrees to Settle With Military Veteran Hurt in Occupy Incident

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City Council votes to pay $645,000 to man who suffered lacerated spleen in police beating.

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In Oakland, Killing of Toddler and Father Spur New Commitment to ‘Operation Ceasefire’

August 8, 2013 | 12:23 pm

In Oakland, Killing of Toddler and Father Spur New Commitment to ‘Operation Ceasefire’

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by Alex Emslie City officials are reaching out to Oakland youth in an effort to fully implement Operation Ceasefire, which was adopted last year as the police department’s violent crime reduction strategy but is only now getting a dedicated team of officers. The move comes after the shooting deaths Wednesday of 1½-year-old Drew Jackson and […]

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Mayor Jean Quan on Police Response to Oakland Protests: ‘We Need to Do Better’

July 16, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Mayor Jean Quan on Police Response to Oakland Protests: ‘We Need to Do Better’

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On KQED’s Forum program today, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Acting Police Chief Sean Whent discussed the police response to protests in the city over the George Zimmerman verdict. Last night, at least nine people were arrested, numerous acts of vandalism were committed, and a waiter who was trying to prevent masked protesters from smashing […]

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Some In Oakland See Choice Between Police Reforms and Public Safety

May 15, 2013 | 3:29 pm

Some In Oakland See Choice Between Police Reforms and Public Safety

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The Oakland Police Department seemed to be specializing in chaos the last couple of weeks. On May 3, a scathing report was issued by Thomas Frazier, the court-appointed overseer charged with ensuring that the department complies with long-delayed reforms stemming from a 10-year-old federal lawsuit. Five days later, the department’s consultant Bill Bratton was supposed to […]

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Oakland Gets 3rd Police Chief in 3 Days

May 10, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Oakland Gets 3rd Police Chief in 3 Days

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Update: After just two days, Anthony Toribio has resigned as acting Oakland police chief and taken the reduced rank of captain. Before briefly becoming acting chief, Toribio had been the assistant chief under Howard Jordan, who resigned two days ago. The new acting chief will be Sean Whent, formerly a deputy chief. Later today, Whent […]

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Bratton Report a ‘Serious Indictment’ of Oakland Police Department

May 10, 2013 | 9:49 am

Bratton Report a ‘Serious Indictment’ of Oakland Police Department

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Oakland residents might be forgiven if they feel they’ve been watching an episode of HBO’s popular series The Wire. The summary of the Bratton Report released Thursday on OPD’s crime reduction strategy contained a number of criticisms related to the department’s lack of progress in implementing the CompStat management and accountability system. A fictional version […]

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