Oakland Police Department
Oakland’s 911center has undergone a $750,000 upgrade in technology and equipment. The center, which receives an estimated 1,500 calls a day, now meets current standards and improves communications between the public and police.
A 13-year-old girl reported to police that the sexual assault occurred on the morning of June 6. They are looking for three suspects.
A pedestrian is in the hospital after she was hit by a police car in Oakland Sunday night.
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.