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Oakland Police Department

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform Measures

An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.

01/22/2014

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Police Seeking Public’s Help To Find Suspect In East Oakland Fatal Shooting

Oakland police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the man they believe is responsible for the shooting death of a 48-year-old man in East Oakland last August.

01/18/2014

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Pursuit Of Carjacking Suspect Shuts Down I-880 Near Coliseum In Oakland

A carjacking suspect was arrested following a pursuit that shut down Interstate Highway 880 near the Oakland Coliseum Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

01/08/2014

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Bay Area Police Credit Technology For Fewer Homicides In 2013

Mirroring the national trend, the Bay Area’s biggest cities ended 2013 with some of the lowest numbers of homicides in decades.

01/06/2014

Oakland Police accuse this man of robbing a woman on the 2100 block of East 28th Street and took a picture of himself on the victim's cellphone on August 19, 2013. (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Police Say Armed Robbery Suspect Took Selfie On Victim’s Phone

Oakland police are hoping that a picture an armed robbery suspect took of himself using his victim’s cellphone will lead to his arrest.

12/27/2013

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

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

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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