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Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayoral Candidates Bicker Over Police Staffing Level

A dozen candidates who want to be mayor of Oakland faced off Thursday night in a campaign debate at City Hall in which public safety was hot-button issue.

11 hours ago

An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Officials Vote To Dump Police Radio System After Numerous Problems

Police officers in Oakland are now in line for an upgrade on police radios that they said are unreliable.

07/08/2014

Oakland police say launched a new website with information on prostitution arrests. (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Police Launch Website To Shame Pimps, Inform Public

Individuals who have been arrested in Oakland for prostitution-related offenses and been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will now be featured on the Oakland Police Department’s website.

07/01/2014

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Oakland Police Department Dispatch Center Gets $750,000 Upgrade

Oakland’s 911center has undergone a $750,000 upgrade in technology and equipment. The center, which receives an estimated 1,500 calls a day, now meets current standards and improves communications between the public and police.

06/30/2014

An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Looking For Multiple Suspects In Reported Sexual Assault

A 13-year-old girl reported to police that the sexual assault occurred on the morning of June 6. They are looking for three suspects.

06/12/2014

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Pedestrian Hit By Oakland Police Car, Taken To Hospital

A pedestrian is in the hospital after she was hit by a police car in Oakland Sunday night.

06/09/2014

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Two Oakland City Council Members Demand Answers For Police Staffing Levels

Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.

05/28/2014

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Oakland Man Fatally Shot After Struggling With Brother Over Shotgun

Oakland police say a man struggling with his brother over a shotgun was killed when the weapon went off Tuesday evening.

05/28/2014

Oakland's violent crime rate drops. City officials credit several crime prevention programs and neighborhood groups. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Seeks Another Police Academy In New Budget Proposal

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on Friday proposed a revised budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that calls for spending more money on public safety, including adding an additional police academy that could begin as early as October.

05/23/2014

A former Oakland police officer was identified by the Boston Globe as the FBI agent who fatally shot the friend of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)

Ex-Oakland Officer On Disability Turned FBI Agent Had Violent Track Record, Lawyer Says

While officials are Oakland are investigating a former police officer who became a FBI agent while receiving disability, a lawyer who sued the officer said he had a record of abuse.

05/23/2014

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