Two Oakland police officers recently pointed their guns at a sleeping toddler while investigating a misdemeanor case, according to the court-appointed monitor overseeing the Oakland Police Department.
James Chanin said he and co-counsel John Burris sought to have an outside person oversee the Oakland Police Department because, “We got tired of waiting.”
Civil rights lawyers who had sought a federal takeover of the Oakland Police Department reached a settlement with the city Wednesday that calls for a compliance director, not a receiver, to oversee the department.
A federal judge has ordered city officials to negotiate with two lawyers who want the embattled Oakland Police Department to become the first in the nation to be taken over by the federal government.
Civil rights attorneys and the parents of 18-year-old Alan Blueford on Tuesday criticized the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for not prosecuting the Oakland police officer who fatally shot Blueford in May.
Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.
Two attorneys who’ve been battling the Oakland Police Department for more than a decade filed a motion Thursday seeking federal supervision of some of the Oakland Police Department’s daily operations.
Three Bay Area attorneys filed a lawsuit against Chevron on Wednesday, claiming the oil company was “grossly negligent” in its handling of maintenance leading up to the massive Aug. 6 fire.
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.
An Oakland civil rights attorney gives his assessment of what he calls unnecessary brutality by the UC Davis cop who pepper sprayed Occupy protesters.