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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Officer Shoots Innocent Teen During Armed Robbery Investigation

An 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.

04/04/2013

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Oakland PD Chief Disputes Claim Of Officers Pointing Guns At Toddler

Police 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.

02/01/2013

Police said an 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting on 65th Avenue in East Oakland on January 28, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Councilmember Seeks State of Emergency After Girl, Officers Shot

An 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.

01/29/2013

Police at a triple shooting scene on Hunter Avenue in Oakland (CBS)

Oakland Police Department Report Lists No Comprehensive Crime Fighting Plan

Oakland 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.

09/19/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Make 34 Robbery Arrests In The Past Month

Oakland 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.

09/19/2012

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Another Proposal For Oakland Youth Curfew Meets Opposition

Oakland’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.

08/04/2012

Oakland Police

OPD Training Staff To Better Handle Occupy-Style Protests

The 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.

04/23/2012

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