Chief Howard Jordan
Some are questioning who would actually want the job with a higher crime rate and depleted force in the city.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Friday that he wants to discipline 44 of his officers for misconduct in their handling of Occupy Oakland protesters at three major demonstrations in the past year.
The Oakland Police Department has seen a marked increase in the number of juveniles committing crimes this year.
Oakland’s top cop is looking to reorganize his department, after a new report shows violent crime is up in the city.
The family of a teen shot and killed by Oakland police earlier this month, after allegedly pointing a handgun at officers, received an apology from Police chief Howard Jordan in a face-to-face meeting.
One Goh’s life was on the skids even before he became the suspect in the nation’s biggest mass school shooting since Virginia Tech.
One of the reasons Chief Jordan says things are looking up is because Oakland is launching its first police academy in nearly four years.
Crime and violence are words that have become synonymous with the city of Oakland, but the police chief said that he is working to change that by asking the community to help police.
Members of Occupy Oakland stood on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Wednesday, making claims of excessive force and baseless arrests during demonstrations Saturday.