Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the city must continue with its systematic approach to fighting violence that involves prevention, intervention and law enforcement.
With five murders in a span of 18 hours earlier this week, Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said they are continuing to fight crime as best as they can.
Police have released the names of three recent homicide victims who were killed during a string of gun violence that left five dead between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.
Five men were fatally shot in four separate shootings in Oakland since Monday night, according to police.
Oakland police are seeking suspects in connection with a string of sexual assaults and robberies in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood.
BART and Oakland Police have teamed up to combat an increase in street robberies over the past few months. They’re handing out flyers on how to avoid being a robbery victim and how to protect yourself.
Two people were in stable condition following two separate shootings in Oakland on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Sixteen new surveillance cameras were installed in Oakland’s Chinatown as a crime deterrent after the Asian community gathered to discuss ways to improve safety in their community.