Tag: Oakland Police Department
Alan Blueford’s mother says settling her son’s wrongful death lawsuit with the city brings some closure.
Permanent appointment of interim chief wins praise from one of the department’s severest critics.
Better-off neighborhoods resort to private security patrols, raising question about support for levy.
City calls $4.5 million settlement ‘fair.’ Victim says no amount of money can heal his injuries.
City Council votes to pay $645,000 to man who suffered lacerated spleen in police beating.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]