Oakland Police Officers’ Association

Scott Olsen, Iraq War veteran, on ground bleeding from head wound after being struck by a projectile during Occupy Oakland protest. (AP Photo)

Oakland Cop Who Fired Tear Gas Canister At Occupy Protesters Will Return To Job

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.


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

Oakland Police Department Survey Says Low Morale Plagues Force

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 police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Union Slams Department Leadership In Letter To Judge

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.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police Radios

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.


Graffiti appears on an Oakland Police radio transmission tower. (CBS)

Oakland Police Radio Towers Lacking Security, Controls

Oakland’s problem-plagued public safety radio system has another potential flaw that could put police and citizens at even more risk.


A sign is posted on a tent at the Occupy Oakland encampment on November 2, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Occupy Oakland Protesters Warned To Clear Out Immediately

Oakland police served anti-Wall Street protesters with written notice that they must disband their camp immediately Friday night.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Problems Persist With Oakland’s Police Radio System

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.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Pension Costs Remain A Major Hurdle For Oakland Officials

As Oakland faces a budget deficit of more than $40 million, city officials are also struggling with rising pension costs.


An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Ballot Box Scramble To Save Oakland Police Jobs

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.