Tag: Oakland Police Department
City has prevailed only three times out of last 15 cases in which arbitrator heard appeal from the union.
Hundreds gather in Oakland and San Francisco for peaceful protests of killings by police.
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 […]