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New Officers Are Latest Hope For Violence-Plagued City

AP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city's em...

City Comes Up With Revolutionary Idea To Deal With Police Force Cuts

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

Since 2008, Oakland, Calif. has lost 25 percent of its police force to budget cuts. The city has seen three police chiefs since 2009 and an increase i...

Big Changes Are Coming To Oakland

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 08.08.2013 | San Francisco

The overhaul of Oakland's police command structure will be completed Saturday with the final three of the department's five policing districts up and ...

Oakland Police Have A New Target

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 08.04.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Already stretched thin, Oakland's police force is gearing up to battle an adversary it hoped was gone for good: sideshows. The reckless ca...

This City Has More Robberies Than Anywhere Else In America

Posted 05.17.2013 | San Francisco

On the heels of the Oakland Police Department's worst week in recent years comes more disheartening news -- the East Bay city has more robberies than ...

REPORT: Oakland Police Lack Accountability

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices

OAKLAND, Calif. -- High-ranking Oakland police officers are not being held properly accountable for the crimes occurring in the areas they oversee, ac...

Report Reveals Troubling Findings On Oakland Police

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — High-ranking Oakland police officers are not being held properly accountable for the crimes occurring in the areas they overse...

Oakland's Police Shootings Investigated By Surprising Source

| Posted 04.11.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Shoshana Walter After Oakland police Officer Miguel Masso shot and killed 18-year-old ...

Oakland Taps Controversial 'Top Cop'

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 05.05.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- A former San Jose deputy chief, who last year authored a scathing report of Oakland's police department and refused attempts by top city of...

Oakland Police Dodge A Bullet

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.05.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — City officials have agreed to relinquish broad power over the embattled Oakland Police Department to a court-appointed directo...

Big Trouble For The Oakland Police

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 01.15.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Council members voted Tuesday to pay $4.6 million in damages to 39 plaintiffs who accused Oakland police of illegally strip-searching them ...

Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen Revisits Occupy Oakland After Injury

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Scott olsen, 25-year-old Iraq veteran, visits Occupy Oakland one year after injury. By: Youth Radio Youth ...

Anniversary Of Occupy Oakland Raid, Protesters Return To Plaza

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Protesters gather in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, Calif. in preparation of a a rally and march. B...

Will The Government Soon Control The Oakland Police Department?

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from a decade-old Oakland police corruption scandal filed a motion Thursda...

SHOCK: Security Communication During Obama Visit A 'Train Wreck'

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.25.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — This city's year-old $18 million police radio system failed repeatedly during President Barack Obama's visit to Oakland on Mon...

'Outdated, Dangerous And Ineffective': Report Slams Oakland Police Behavior

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.15.2012 | San Francisco

In a damning report released to the public earlier this week, an independent investigation into the Oakland Police Department's handling of last year'...

Stinging Gas Sends Oakland May Day Protesters Fleeing

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.01.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to di...

Report Criticizes Police Response To Oakland Protests

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* SWAT team fired beanbag round at ex Marine - report * Outside monitor of OPD "dismayed" by police actions * Sees "mili...

Oakland Cops' Naked Public Search To Cost The City $1 Million

AP | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland officers' decision to pull two men's pants down on a public street after they were stopped by police has cost the city abou...

Shocking Twist In Case Of War Vet Hurt During Occupy Oakland Protest

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- An Iraq War veteran whose skull was fractured during an Occupy Oakland protest last fall was hit by a beanbag round fired by a...

Reading the Pictures: "Occupy" Flag Burning Photo as Extreme Prejudice

Michael Shaw | Posted 03.31.2012 | Media
Michael Shaw

2012-01-30-Screenshot20120130at1.22.20PM.pngThe photo almost everybody saw. I guess it's hard to conclude anything other than the fact that the Occupy movement must have decided to torch itself.

Journalists Detained At Occupy Oakland

Mother Jones | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

After spending about an hour locked up alone in a drunk-tank cell block, OPD Sergeant Jeff Thomason arrived to release me, thanks to a call from Mothe...

Oakland Police Fire Tear Gas, Arrest Nearly 400 Protesters In Turbulent Day

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 03.30.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional weekend marches ...

Police Teargas Thousands Of Occupy Oakland Protesters

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after office...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland May Lose Control Of Its Troubled Police Force In Mere Weeks | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly a decade after the city of Oakland was first threatened with losing control of its police force, Judge Thelton Henderson has severely curtailed...