Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.
California is receiving nearly $20 million in federal grants to help hire more than 100 new law enforcement officers. Of that, Oakland will get a $4.5 million, the highest amount awarded in the country.
A Northern California man was under arrest after pouring gasoline over his body, law enforcement officers and a building, and attempting to ignite them all.
Berkeley’s police chief is the subject of criticism again following news that he ordered officers to work overtime in an effort to find his son’s cellphone.
Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan has been apologizing for ordering his department’s spokeswoman to go to a Bay Area News Group reporter’s home to request changes to an article.
District Attorney George Gascon Friday afternoon dropped 26 cases involving San Francisco police’s Mission Station.
Oakland Police deny that they simply stood by and allowed looting to occur during a protest after the conviction of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle earlier this month.