Oakland Police Department
Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.
Oakland police say a man struggling with his brother over a shotgun was killed when the weapon went off Tuesday evening.
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.
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.
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.
Enticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.
Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.
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.
Oakland police have made arrests in two different sexual assault and human trafficking cases, both of which involved juvenile victims.
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.