Oakland Police Department
An Oakland city councilman is proposing a youth curfew as a way to reduce crime, but also as a prevention and protection measure for youth.
The Oakland Police Department has taken another step in beefing up its understaffed force with the graduation of three-dozen officers from the police academy on Friday.
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.