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New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

March 5, 2013 | 3:32 pm

New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

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Oakland police officers can expect to see change in their department. Thomas Frazier, appointed to oversee the Oakland police by a federal judge on Monday, has a reputation as an innovator not afraid to shatter police department traditions. Frazier is taking on a job that previous chiefs could not, or would not, do: bring the […]

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February 25, 2013 | 9:38 am

Oakland Police Consultant Defends ‘Stop, Ask and Frisk’

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Police can’t control crime without stopping and frisking suspects, says William Bratton, a consultant Oakland officials have tapped to cope with the city’s surging crime rate. Speaking in an interview on KQED’s “This Week in Northern California,” on Friday, Bratton fired back at critics of the police tactic often associated with his work in New […]

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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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Oakland City Council Votes to Hire William Bratton as Police Consultant

January 23, 2013 | 5:45 am

Oakland City Council Votes to Hire William Bratton as Police Consultant

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From KQED’s Andrew Stelzer: Former New York City and Los Angeles police chief William Bratton is coming to Oakland as a consultant to the city’s struggling Police Department. After a nine-hour meeting and four hours of public comment, the Oakland City Council voted 7 -1 early Wednesday to approve a $250,000 dollar contract that retains […]

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Oakland City Council Considers Consultant Contract For William Bratton

January 22, 2013 | 11:27 am

Oakland City Council Considers Consultant Contract For William Bratton

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Recent Oakland City Council meetings have proved loud and contentious, and with the proposed $250,000 contract to bring on controversial police consultant William Bratton on the agenda, tonight’s meeting may be just as raucous. The former Los Angeles police chief and New York City police commissioner, Bratton is credited with sharp reductions in crime in […]

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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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Video: Witnesses Describe Beating of Giants Fan Bryan Stow, Slow Security Response

April 8, 2011 | 10:46 am

Video: Witnesses Describe Beating of Giants Fan Bryan Stow, Slow Security Response

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Two witnesses to the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium have emerged. Here’s a video of Joe Lagano and Dolores Donnelly describing the incident. Donnelly says she heard two men yelling profanities and taunting Stow and his companions outside the stadium after the game. Stow tried to defuse the situation, she […]

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