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Oakland Hires Proponent of ‘Broken Windows Theory’ as Police Consultant; Dept. to Return to Neighborhood Policing

December 27, 2012 | 11:30 pm

Oakland Hires Proponent of ‘Broken Windows Theory’ as Police Consultant; Dept. to Return to Neighborhood Policing

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Oakland has hired policing superstar William Bratton as a consultant. From AP: Oakland city officials have hired former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as a consultant. City Council President Larry Reid confirmed Bratton’s hiring to The Associated Press on Thursday. A formal announcement was expected at a 3 […]

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December 13, 2012 | 8:10 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Police Make Fewer Stops; High Tides Cause Floods; McAfee Returns to US; iPhone Gets Google Maps App

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Police stops dramatically down in Oakland (SF Chronicle) Oakland police officers are stopping roughly 75 percent fewer drivers and pedestrians this year than they did just three years ago, a steep drop in enforcement that comes amid a crime spike in one of the state’s most dangerous cities. The figures on police stops include when […]

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Judge Approves Oakland Police Dept. Settlement

December 12, 2012 | 3:42 pm

Judge Approves Oakland Police Dept. Settlement

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to have a court-appointed director oversee the embattled Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson signed off on the arrangement on Wednesday. It falls short of a complete federal takeover of the department, which Henderson had previously threatened. But it still vests broad […]

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Oakland’s Agreement on Police Dept: Receivership by Any Other Name?

December 6, 2012 | 4:05 pm

Oakland’s Agreement on Police Dept: Receivership by Any Other Name?

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So who will have ultimate authority in the Oakland Police Department? The city? The federal government? Or plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit against the department? All of the above, it seems. In an unprecedented deal, the city has agreed to submit the department to the authority of a new compliance director. While the city […]

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Oakland Police Avoid Federal Takeover, Give Up Control of Department

December 5, 2012 | 10:36 pm

Oakland Police Avoid Federal Takeover, Give Up Control of Department

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Oakland police officials have agreed to surrender authority of the department’s command staff to a court- appointed director. City leaders say they’re optimistic the deal with plaintiff’s attorneys and the police union will prevent a federal takeover. The department was under that threat after failing to complete court-ordered reforms in the 2003 Riders misconduct case. Critics have said Oakland police were […]

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November 15, 2012 | 8:36 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Ordered to Negotiate on Police; SF Committee Approves Warriors Arena; SF Micro-Apartment Plan Faces Challenge

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Judge orders Oakland into negotiations over future of OPD (Oakland Tribune) The federal judge who will decide the fate of Oakland’s embattled police department ordered the city to begin settlement negotiations with attorneys seeking an outside receiver with powers to fire department brass. Citing several areas of mutual agreement, including the need for additional court […]

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Facing Legal Pressure, Oakland Police Announce Tip Line, Gang Initiative

October 4, 2012 | 5:07 pm

Facing Legal Pressure, Oakland Police Announce Tip Line, Gang Initiative

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Under legal pressure, Oakland police are unveiling two new programs they hope will help fight the spike in violent crime in the city. Five men were shot to death in a 18-hour period Monday night and Tuesday in the city. At the same time, pressure is mounting on the police to account for recent shootings […]

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October 3, 2012 | 2:54 pm

After Raucous City Council Meeting, Reid Hands Police Report to Blueford Family — Redacted

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Alan Blueford was an 18-year-old Skyline High senior who was shot to death in May by Oakland police officer Miguel Masso. From the Oakland Tribune today: Blueford was shot three times by Masso shortly after midnight May 6 at 92nd and Birch Street. Police have said that Blueford had pointed a gun at Masso. Law […]

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Oakland, SF Police Increase Patrols Around Movie Theaters After Colorado Shooting

July 20, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Oakland, SF Police Increase Patrols Around Movie Theaters After Colorado Shooting

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In Oakland and San Francisco, police officials say they’ll add patrols around movie theaters playing ‘The Dark Knight Rises” today, in the wake of a deadly shooting in a Colorado movie theater. SFPD spokesman Albie Esparza said officers will enter theater lobbies and talk to employees randomly throughout the day. “Even though the Colorado shooting […]

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April 30, 2012 | 5:00 pm

Monitor’s Report Could Place Oakland Police in Jeopardy of Federal Receivership

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NBC Bay Area has posted a draft of the latest report from the Independent Monitor for the Oakland Police Department (pdf). The monitor issues quarterly assessments on OPD’s level of compliance with the 2003 Negotiated Settlement Agreement that grew out of the “Riders” police brutality scandal. Under the settlement, the city agreed to institute dozens […]

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