Oakland Police Officer Shoots Innocent Teen During Armed Robbery InvestigationAn Oakland police officer responding to a report of an armed robbery near a downtown restaurant on Wednesday night shot and injured a teenager who wasn’t involved in the robbery, Police Chief Howard Jordan said Thursday.
Oakland PD Chief Disputes Claim Of Officers Pointing Guns At ToddlerPolice chief Howard Jordan disputed an account in a court-appointed monitor’s report that described two Oakland officers pointing their loaded weapons at a sleeping toddler, while serving a search warrant.
Oakland Councilmember Seeks State of Emergency After Girl, Officers ShotAn Oakland City Council member has asked the City Attorney to declare a state of emergency in the wake of this past week’s shootings of two police officers and an 8-year-old girl.
Oakland Police Department Report Lists No Comprehensive Crime Fighting PlanOakland City leaders admitted a lack of a plan to fight crime in their city at a news conference, blaming a lack of resources as part of the reason why.
Oakland Police Make 34 Robbery Arrests In The Past MonthOakland Police Chief Howard Jordan admitted that robberies “have plagued our community the last several months” but he said his department has fought back by arresting 34 robbery suspects in the past month.
Another Proposal For Oakland Youth Curfew Meets OppositionOakland’s police chief is proposing a youth curfew in the city to help reduce the risk of teens getting into trouble, but some youth group leaders have said that may not be the solution.
OPD Training Staff To Better Handle Occupy-Style ProtestsThe Oakland Police Department is changing its crowd management policies after it received more than a thousand complaints stemming from scuffles during last year's Occupy protests.