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Oakland Police Department

Investigators at the scene of an Oakland carjacking on December 13, 2013. A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in the case. (CBS)

13-Year-Old Arrested After Oakland Carjacking, Chase

The arrest of a 13-year-old boy for the carjacking of a 78-year-old man in Downtown Oakland on Friday is prompting reflection as the police department has noticed an increase in these types of incidents.

12/13/2013

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral Academy

The Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled.

12/10/2013

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Oakland Touts Bratton’s Contribution To OPD As He Returns To NY Commissioner Role

Changes at the Oakland Police Department recommended by New York Police Commissioner William Bratton have dramatically reduced crime in the city, city officials said.

Praise for the positive impact of a re-organization that put more investigative resources at the disposal of local police captains came after officials in New York City announced Bratton would once again lead the department there.

12/05/2013

Police on the scene after seven people were shot near 96th Avenue and Olive Street on November 25, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Multiple Shooting Began At Birthday Party Gathering; Reward Offered

Seven men were wounded, one critically, when gunfire erupted on an Oakland street and continued for several blocks, police said.

11/26/2013

Police at the scene of a triple shooting in Oakland that left 1 dead and 2 hospitalized in April. (CBS)

Oakland Crime Rate Steadily Drops As Cops Focus On Violent Offenders, Police Chief Says

While daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent – who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.

11/21/2013

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Oakland Residents Hold Fundraiser To Hire Security Guards

A fundraiser to hire private security guards in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood has raised thousands of dollars as a short-term solution to rising crime in the area.

10/28/2013

Two-year-old Diante Johnson was critically wounded in a shooting in East Oakland on October 18, 2013. (CBS)

2-Year-Old Hospitalized After East Oakland Shootout

Police in Oakland are investigating a Friday afternoon drive-by shooting where a 2-year-old boy was shot in the upper body and critically injured while he was playing near the sidewalk.

10/18/2013

California Highway Patrol regional call center in Vallejo, where 911 calls from cellphones in Oakland are directed. (CBS)

Some Oakland 911 Callers Get The Runaround When Asking For Help

When you call 911, you expect to get connected directly to a dispatcher who can send help your way. People who call for help from cellphones in one Bay Area city said that is not happening.

09/26/2013

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Phil Matier: Oakland’s Understaffed Police Department

It seems clear the department’s understaffing is having some serious repercussions.

09/24/2013

Two juveniles are in custody after a vehicle collision in which a man was killed in East Oakland late Monday night, police said. (CBS)

Elderly Oakland Man Killed In Crash By Teens Fleeing Police

Two juveniles are in custody after a vehicle collision in which a elderly man was killed in East Oakland late Monday night, police said.

09/24/2013

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