Oakland Police Department
California is receiving nearly $20 million in federal grants to help hire more than 100 new law enforcement officers. Of that, Oakland will get a $4.5 million, the highest amount awarded in the country.
One person has been arrested after a shooting injured an innocent bystander Friday afternoon near the 12th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit station.
African American boys are arrested in Oakland more often and for minor offenses compared to other racial groups according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Thomas Frazier, Oakland’s court-appointed police monitor, will make nearly $337,000 a year under the terms of a settlement over his salary.
Authorities have refused to identify eight men they recently arrested as part of one of Oakland’s primary crime fighting strategies.
Oakland police have arrested several members of a violent gang investigators believe is responsible for armed robberies and burglaries throughout the Bay Area.
Hours after a young father and his infant son were shot and killed while sleeping inside an East Oakland home, city leaders said they are looking to local youth to help solve the city’s crime problems.
Most of the robberies have targeted private contractors remodeling houses, but police have not determined whether the incidents were carried out by the same people, said Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.
66-year-old Judy Salamon was shot and killed while she was driving a few blocks from her home on Fern Street in the Fairfax neighborhood. Police said shots were fired into her car around 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon, sending it rolling down a hill and crashing into a parked vehicle.
Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said the department made mistakes in the handling of the initial protest the night of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.