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

Bratton Begins Work In Oakland, Says Crime Problem ‘Winnable’

Police expert William Bratton said Wednesday that he thinks fighting Oakland’s crime problem is “a very winnable situation.”

03/06/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

New Oakland Police Compliance Director Welcomed By Mayor, Critic

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and civil rights attorney John Burris on Tuesday both welcomed the appointment of police expert Thomas Frazier to oversee long-overdue court-ordered reforms of the Oakland Police Department.

03/05/2013

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Oakland PD Chief Disputes Claim Of Officers Pointing Guns At Toddler

Police chief Howard Jordan disputed an account in a court-appointed monitor’s report that described two Oakland officers pointing their loaded weapons at a sleeping toddler, while serving a search warrant.

02/01/2013

Police said an 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting on 65th Avenue in East Oakland on January 28, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Councilmember Seeks State of Emergency After Girl, Officers Shot

An Oakland City Council member has asked the City Attorney to declare a state of emergency in the wake of this past week’s shootings of two police officers and an 8-year-old girl.

01/29/2013

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2 Facing Charges After Shooting Of Undercover Oakland Officer

Court documents are shedding new light on the details surrounding last week’s shooting of an undercover Oakland police officer, allegedly by a 23-year-old man who has been identified as Damien McDaniel.

01/29/2013

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

Oakland Council Weighs Hiring Bratton, Anti-Crime Measures

The Oakland City Council heard public comment Tuesday night on four crime-fighting proposals that proponents say will help Oakland reduce its high crime rate.

01/23/2013

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Report: Prostitute Led Oakland Gang To Millionaire’s Home Invasion Murder

Police investigators said Wednesday they believe the home invasion robbery and murder of a Monte Sereno millionaire could be connected to a notorious gang from East Oakland.

01/17/2013

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Retirement, Disability Further Thinning Oakland Police Officer Ranks

The department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.

01/16/2013

An unidentified person observes a memorial for an Oakland teen mom shot and in August. (CBS)

Family Feeling Threatened After OPD Blames Crime Wave On Woman’s Murder

The family of a Oakland teenage girl shot and killed last summer is taking issue with police who blamed the city’s rising violence on her murder and are calling it defamation of character.

01/15/2013

Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Committee Approves Funding To Help Rebuild Oakland Police Department

Oakland City Council’s Finance Committee approved funding to rebuild the police department by unanimous vote on Tuesday. The three-step plan now goes to a vote before city council.

01/15/2013

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