John Russo

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Appeals Court Upholds Oakland Gang Injunction

A state appeals court has upheld an Alameda County Superior Court judge’s injunction restricting the activities of 15 alleged members of the North Side Oakland gang within a section of the northern part of the city.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Preliminary Injunction Issued Against 5 Alleged Oakland Gang Members

A judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday against five alleged Norteno gang members in Oakland’s Fruitvale district but delayed a ruling on 35 other reputed members.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011

John Russo, Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney Russo Appoints New Chief Assistant On Last Day

In his last day on the job, Oakland City Attorney John Russo Friday appointed Chief Assistant City Attorney Barbara Parker to be acting city attorney until a permanent successor is either appointed or elected.

CBS San Francisco–06/10/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Closer Look: Gang Injunctions Over The Years

The legality and the effectiveness of gang injunctions are being tested in Oakland. Around 40 gang members have been named in a proposed injunction that covers the city’s Fruitvale district.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011

John Russo, Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney Russo Leaving For Alameda Post

Oakland City Attorney John Russo announced Wednesday that he will leave his post on June 13 to became Alameda’s city manager.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/04/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland City Attorney Plans To Seek 3rd Gang Injunction

The Oakland City Attorney’s Office, which has filed lawsuits against two gangs in the city, still plans to file a lawsuit against a third gang at some point in the near future, a spokesman said Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Gang Injunction Hearings Drag On

Officials at Oakland’s City Attorney’s office claim lawyers for alleged gang members are purposely dragging out gang injunction court hearings to make the process more expensive.


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Alameda’s Search For New City Manager Exposes Conflicts At Oakland City Hall

Alameda’s mayor wasn’t giving any early clues as to who would be the next City Manager, despite multiple published reports that one of the finalists was Oakland City Attorney John Russo.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Attorney Seeks Job As Alameda City Manager

Oakland City Attorney John Russo is reportedly one of three finalists for the position of Alameda City Manager.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Judge Remains Undecided On Oakland Gang Injunction

For the second time in as many weeks, an Alameda County judge on Wednesday didn’t decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would prohibit 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood.

CBS San Francisco–02/23/2011