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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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1 Part-Time Investigator in Oakland For 10,000 Burglaries and Other Findings From Bratton Report

May 9, 2013 | 11:33 am

1 Part-Time Investigator in Oakland For 10,000 Burglaries and Other Findings From Bratton Report

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A  summary of the Bratton Report released today (the full report is due tomorrow) contains numerous basic criticisms of the Oakland Police Department. One particular finding that stood out to us: “Effectively, burglaries are not investigated in the City of Oakland with only one part-time investigator assigned to more than 10,000 burglaries last year.” Other […]

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May 9, 2013 | 10:53 am

Video: Jordan Says Timing of Announcement Had Nothing to Do with Bratton Report

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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told KGO-TV Wednesday that his decision to resign for medical reasons was “one of the toughest decisions” of his 25-year career with the OPD. He declined to discuss any details of the ”debilitating health condition” behind his decision, saying these are “personal matters,” but stated that he is looking forward […]

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Court Monitor Sees Improvement in Oakland Police Compliance

May 1, 2013 | 9:48 am

Court Monitor Sees Improvement in Oakland Police Compliance

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(BCN) An independent monitor says the Oakland Police Department is making a “slight improvement” in meeting reforms that were mandated in the settlement of a police brutality lawsuit a decade ago. In his 13th quarterly report filed with U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson, who approved the settlement in 2003, monitor Robert Warshaw said the […]

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Ex-Officers Often Investigate Police-Involved Shootings

April 11, 2013 | 10:10 am

Ex-Officers Often Investigate Police-Involved Shootings

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by Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen After Oakland police Officer Miguel Masso shot and killed 18-year-old Alan Blueford last May, prosecutors quickly released their investigator’s findings about the incident, amid a public outcry and a protest that shut down a City Council meeting. The shooting was justified, according to the evidence collected by Michael Foster […]

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March 8, 2013 | 12:59 pm

Oakland Police Say Raid Nets 18 Gang Suspects

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By Caitlin Esch, Rachael Marcus and AP Local and federal law enforcement officials arrested 18 people Friday in a crackdown on the notorious Case Gang in East Oakland, which officials believe is responsible for many of the violent crimes plaguing the city. The series of raids, which began around 5 a.m. Friday, was orchestrated by […]

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Oakland’s Other Crime Problem: Unsolved Homicides

February 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

Oakland’s Other Crime Problem: Unsolved Homicides

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On a recent morning, an ex-convict named Debonaire Dobbz sat shackled to a chair in an Oakland courtroom, charged with murder in a shooting a year ago. “This is not a whodunit. This is not a whodunit case–that’s the tragic element of this,” says Tim Murphy, the public defender representing Dobbz. He says a contractor […]

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Interview: William Bratton on Stop-and-Frisk and Working With Oakland Police

January 24, 2013 | 3:36 pm

Interview: William Bratton on Stop-and-Frisk and Working With Oakland Police

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Former Los Angeles and New York City police chief William Bratton is officially on his way to Oakland to help advise the city’s struggling police force, which is contending with a sharp rise in homicides and other crimes. Bratton’s hire, part of a $250,000 contract retaining him and his consulting firm, was finalized by the […]

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Besieged Oakland Residents Rally Against Gun Violence

January 14, 2013 | 12:34 pm

Besieged Oakland Residents Rally Against Gun Violence

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by Ingrid Becker Four more dead, 11 shot. That’s the grim tally coming out of another bloody weekend in Oakland. A tragedy of “epic proportions” is how District 4 Councilwoman Libby Schaaf characterized six killings that have rocked Oakland in the past week. And Vice Mayor Larry Reid is calling on the city to declare […]

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