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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.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Pointed Gun At Toddler During Misdemeanor Probe

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.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Lawyer Satisfied With Oakland Police Oversight Deal

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.”


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Reach Deal To Avoid Federal Takeover

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.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Department Tries To Avoid Federal Takeover

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.


Oakland Shooting Scene

Parents Of Teen Shot By Oakland Officer Slams Police Report

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.


Oakland police officers form a line to block protesters in downtown Oakland during the May Day protest on May 1, 2012. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.

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.


An Oakland Police Cruiser.

Lawyers Seek Federal Supervision Of Oakland Police

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.


Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Lawsuit Says Chevron Was ‘Grossly Negligent’ Leading Up To Refinery Fire

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.


Oakland Shooting Scene

OPD Chief Apologizes To Family Of Teen Shot And Killed By Police

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.