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An Oakland police officer holds up a ruler to demonstrate the size of an area in which a man died after he become wedged while fleeing police. (Source: OPD)

Fleeing Oakland Suspect Dies After Getting Wedged Between Structures

A male suspect died after becoming wedged between structures while fleeing from police officers during a traffic stop in the Lockwood Gardens area of East Oakland on Sunday evening, police said Monday.

07/20/2015

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

Motorcyclist Catches Quick Dose Of Karma After Messing With Oakland Cops

A motorcyclist got some quick karma after placing a sticker with an anti-police message on an Oakland cop car, and it was all caught on his own helmet mounted camera.

06/28/2015

Oakland OIS Shooting Scene

Oakland Police Shoot And Kill Armed Suspect Found Passed Out In Car Near Lake Merritt

A suspect found sleeping in a car with a handgun was shot and killed by police officers in Oakland Saturday morning and Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has promised to determine if officers’ actions were appropriate.

06/06/2015

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A Guide To Protesting In Oakland: What’s Allowed And What’s Not, And What’s Still Unclear

Amid the confusion of protests, arrests, social media half-truths, and mixed messages from news conferences, Oakland police and the mayor’s office have outlined exactly what will and won’t be allowed from protesters.

05/26/2015

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Police Confront Bottle-Throwing Crowd In Oakland

Oakland police officers were trying to disperse a crowd of roughly 150 people who began throwing bottles Saturday night.

04/25/2015

Oakland Police Badge

Suspended, Fired Oakland Police Officers Reinstated Because Of Flaws In Arbitration Process

A scathing new report reveals serious flaws in punishing Oakland police officers, as problem officers who were suspended or fired were basically rewarded with what amounted to a paid vacation.

04/17/2015

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Oakland Police Tase, Fire Shots, Then Arrest Suspect Who Threatened Them With Golf Clubs

A man was taken into custody Saturday morning in Oakland following an altercation with police that led to shots being fired by officers.

02/07/2015

Protest

Demonstrators March Against Police Brutality In Oakland and San Francisco On New Year’s Eve

Police eyed the crowd for any sign of threats after the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center issued a warning about threats against law enforcement on New Year’s eve.

12/31/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Mayor Jean Quan Says Oakland Violent Crime Dropped In 2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that violent crime in her city has decreased by a “significant” amount this year for the second consecutive year.

12/31/2014

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Talks About City’s Numerous Challenges

Libby Schaaf may be the new face of Oakland – but she is certainly facing the same set of problems.

11/07/2014

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