Oakland Police Department
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.
Oakland police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Jean Quan pledged Wednesday that police will change their tactics in future protests to try to prevent the acts of violence that occurred in protests on recent nights.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said Tuesday that Monday night’s protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case spiraled out of control because a small group of violent people were involved.
Several people were arrested in Oakland overnight as demonstrators took to the streets for a third night to protest George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Oakland police held a community meeting in the city’s Grand Lake neighborhood Wednesday to try to reassure merchants and residents in the wake of a double murder at a Wingstop restaurant Monday night and a recent surge in street robberies.
A man dubbed by authorities as Oakland’s most wanted man was taken into custody for a series of violent crimes. Police credit the city’s new crime fighting strategy leading to the arrest.
Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said Thursday that his department’s new neighborhood policing plan is aimed at being more efficient in reducing the city’s high crime rate.
The Oakland City Council’s finance committee voted Tuesday to hold off on a decision regarding a new request from the City Administrator’s office for $3 million meant to fix some areas affecting Oakland’s troubled police radio system.
A man who was fatally shot by a police officer in East Oakland last week after he allegedly brandished a gun was identified by police Friday as 22-year-old Bernard Peters Jr. of San Francisco.
After reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.