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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

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)

Oakland Investigates Pension To Ex-Officer Who Joined FBI, Shot Friend Of Boston Bombing Suspect

Oakland city officials said they are launching an investigation after a former police officer on disability was identified as the FBI agent who killed an associate of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

05/22/2014

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

Oakland Police Officers Frustrated By High Crime, Low Morale Enticed By Neighboring Departments

Enticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.

05/20/2014

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Oakland Names Interim Chief Sean Whent As Permanent Top Cop

Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.

05/14/2014

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

KPIX 5 Poll: Oakland Residents Say Not Enough Officers But Oppose Higher Parcel Taxes For Police

While more than three quarters of Oakland residents said there is not enough police, they are also wary about raising parcel taxes to pay for more officers, according to a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll released Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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

Oakland Police Make Arrests Involving Human Trafficking, Child Prostitution On International Blvd.

Oakland police have made arrests in two different sexual assault and human trafficking cases, both of which involved juvenile victims.

04/18/2014

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Oakland Police Department Gets 47 New Officers From Big Recruiting Class

Forty-seven new officers joined the Oakland Police Department on Friday in a graduation ceremony for what the department said was the largest recruiting class in its history.

04/04/2014

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