Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform MeasuresAn independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.
Oakland Crime Rate Steadily Drops As Cops Focus On Violent Offenders, Police Chief SaysWhile daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent - who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.
Oakland Chief Admits 'Intelligence Failure' In Handling Of Zimmerman ProtestOakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said the department made mistakes in the handling of the initial protest the night of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Oakland Begins Implementing Community Policing Plan To Fight CrimeStarting Saturday, Oakland will take a big step towards fully implementing its neighborhood policing plan by assigning officers to one of five newly identified districts in the city.

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