Oakland Police Department

Rashad Costello

Oakland Police Arrest Man Wanted For East Bay Rapes, Robberies

A 24-year-old man suspected of raping two prostitutes in separate incidents in October and earlier this month in Pleasanton was arrested in Oakland on Friday, police said.

11/16/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Envisions 80% Reduction In Crime: ‘I Plan To Make It Happen’

Schaaf said she has seen other cities like Los Angeles and New York significantly reduce their crime rate, and feels that Oakland can do the same.

11/13/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Latest Academy Brings Oakland Police Department To More Than 700 Officers; Feds Gives Positive Reviews

Friday was a proud day for the Oakland Police Department. Not only did the 170th graduating class of their police academy hold commencement, the department as a whole received a good report card from their federal overseers.

10/31/2014

Oakland anti-police brutality march, October 22nd, 2014 (photo courtesy: Chris Filippi)

Oakland Anti-Police Brutality March Coincides With 1-Year-Anniversary Of Andy Lopez Shooting Death

About 200 demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Oakland on Wednesday as part of a rally and march against police brutality. The event coincided with the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez from Santa Rosa, by a sheriff’s deputy.

10/22/2014

A man walks by the Oakland Police Department headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Police Warn Public Of Flasher Exposing Himself In Downtown Oakland

The Oakland Police Department advised the public Sunday to be aware of a flasher in the downtown area.

09/21/2014

(CBS SF)

‘Urban Shield’ Event In Oakland Shines Light On Police Militarization

Law enforcement agencies from around the world are convening in the Bay Area for the five-day Urban Shield event that some say simply shines a spotlight on police militarization.

09/04/2014

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

Oakland Police Say Officer Acted Within Policy Detaining Firefighter And His Kids, Video Released

Video has surfaced of a tense situation between a white Oakland police officer and a black off-duty firefighter outside the fire station where he worked. Meanwhile, police said the officer was “within policy” during the incident.

09/03/2014

Keith Jones and Sons

Race Issues Raised When Oakland Firefighter, Kids Detained By Police Officer

A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young kids were detained by a white police officer outside the station where the firefighter worked.

08/29/2014

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.

08/22/2014

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

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