Bill Bratton

Authorities on the scene of a fatal shooting on the 9400 block of Hillside Street in Oakland on January 11, 2013. It was the fourth homicide in a six-hour span. (CBS)

Oakland Officials Blame Woman’s Murder For Setting Off Violent Crime War

Authorities in Oakland held a news conference Monday to discuss the alarming wave of shootings in the city over the weekend that killed four and wounded 11 more.

01/14/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Former LA Police Chief Hired To Help Oakland Reduce Crime

Besieged by spikes in murders and violent crime, Oakland city officials said Thursday they have hired former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.

12/27/2012

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