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Libby Schaaf

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Flyers Of Jewish Councilwoman With Swastika On Her Face Posted In Oakland

Police in Oakland were investigating who’s behind fliers depicting a swastika on a Jewish councilwoman’s forehead. They were plastered throughout the Montclair district.

01/19/2014

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral Academy

The Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled.

12/10/2013

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland City Councilwoman To Run For Mayor In 2014

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf filed papers on Monday to run for mayor in 2014 with reducing police response times and creating jobs as part of her platform.

12/02/2013

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury Report

The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.

06/25/2013

Guns for sale at Templar Sports in Los Gatos. (CBS)

Oakland Tries To Circumvent California Gun Control Rules

A public hearing was scheduled for Friday in Oakland to discuss a proposed state law that would allow Oakland to essentially circumvent California’s existing gun regulations in favor of something one city councilwoman suggested is better suited for violence-plagued Oakland.

05/13/2013

Oakland Police generic

Phil Matier: OPD Crime Strategy Shrinks Districts, Doesn’t Add Officers

This weekend Oakland’s Police Department is changing its strategy per the recommendation of consultant team on fighting crime by shrinking police districts. Critics say it doesn’t add more police.

03/15/2013

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

Oakland Extends Agreement With CHP To Deploy Extra Officers

The Oakland City Council approved spending $162,000 for two more months of the extra patrols.

02/20/2013

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

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (R) speaks as police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan held a press conference to address police action taken on Occupy protesters who staged a demonstration in downtown Oakland on Tuesday evening. Nearly 100 protesters were arrested. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Quan’s Neighbors In Oakland Hills Demand More Police

Residents of the Oakmore District of the Oakland Hills , where Mayor Jean Quan resides, met on Wednesday night to demand city leaders provide more police to stop escalating home-invasion robberies and other violent crimes.

11/08/2012

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland May Turn To Sheriff And CHP To Augment Police Force

An Oakland City councilmember said Thursday the city should explore whether officers from other police agencies could bolster staffing at the Oakland Police Department until the next academy class graduates.

10/18/2012

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