Oakland Police Officers’ Association
The Oakland police officer who was fired three years ago for firing a tear gas canister into a crowd at an Occupy Oakland protest will return to work.
An internal survey at the Oakland Police Department finds officers on the force are feeling stressed out and unappreciated, but the results have yet to be discussed internally within the department.
Oakland’s police union is criticizing the department’s leadership, as a judge gets ready to decide whether to hand control of the force to federal authorities.
Problems with the Oakland police radio system over the past year were not caused by interference from AT&T cell phone towers, according to the company.
Oakland’s problem-plagued public safety radio system has another potential flaw that could put police and citizens at even more risk.
Oakland police served anti-Wall Street protesters with written notice that they must disband their camp immediately Friday night.
The city of Oakland’s new police radio system is still not working properly, two months after being installed, and the president of the Oakland Police Officers Association (POA) is worried public safety will be compromised until the radios are fixed.
As Oakland faces a budget deficit of more than $40 million, city officials are also struggling with rising pension costs.
Waning support for a hefty parcel tax meant to fund dozens of police jobs has the Oakland Police Officers’ Association campaigning for two alternative ballot measures.