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Tag: use of force

December 14, 2010 | 8:29 pm

Oakland Chief Asks FBI to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

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KQED correspondent Andrew Stelzer reports from Oakland that Police Chief Anthony Batts told a meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee tonight that he has asked federal officials to open a civil rights investigation into last month’s fatal police shooting of East Oakland resident Derrick Jones. Batts announced the request after members of Jones’ […]

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“Stop, or I’ll ____!”, Pt. 2: Inside Oakland’s High-Tech Police Simulator

December 14, 2010 | 5:52 am

“Stop, or I’ll ____!”, Pt. 2: Inside Oakland’s High-Tech Police Simulator

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I’m alone on a stone-paved pathway behind a nondescript building, armed only with a handgun and my wits. Should I shoot the suspect? He had jumped over a short wall along the walkway, and he had a gun in his hand too. He ignored my orders to drop the weapon, running away and firing shots over […]

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“Stop, or I’ll ____!”  Oakland Police Explain Use-of-Force Policy

December 11, 2010 | 6:56 pm

“Stop, or I’ll ____!” Oakland Police Explain Use-of-Force Policy

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A handgun, a Taser, a baton, a can of pepper spray — when a suspect gets rowdy, which should a police officer use? The answer is immensely complex, as Oakland Police training instructors explained today to members of the community, the media, and to Mayor-elect Jean Quan.  The explanation comes in the wake of last […]

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