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Recruiting Firm’s Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search

Oakland’s search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.


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Burned Body Discovered In Oakland Park

Units from the Oakland Fire and Police departments responded to a report of a body on fire at the Redwood Regional Park on Saturday night.


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Berkeley, Oakland, BART Police Combat Spike In Robberies, Carjackings Near Ashby Station

Police from Berkeley, Oakland and Bay Area Rapid Transit have combined efforts to combat a spike in the number of armed robberies, auto thefts and carjackings in the neighborhood that straddles the North Oakland-South Berkeley border near the Ashby BART station.


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Victim Critical, Suspect At Large After Oakland Shooting

Oakland police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Seminary Avenue and Foothill Boulevard at about 11:35 p.m.


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Driver Arrested For Hitting, Killing Good Samaritan In East Oakland

Oakland police have arrested a driver who allegedly struck and killed a man who had stopped to help a stranded motorist.


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7 Violent Criminal Offenders Arrested In Alameda, Contra Costa Counties

A total of seven known violent criminal offenders were arrested Thursday by nine law enforcement agencies that partnered in an ongoing effort to reduce gang violence in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Oakland police said.


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

Court-Appointed Watchdog Says Oakland Police Fails To Protect Whistleblowers

A court-appointed monitor says the Oakland Police Department is failing to protect officers who report internal wrongdoing.


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Man Being Detained By Oakland Police Collapses, Dies

A man being detained by Oakland Police early Monday morning collapsed following a struggled and later died at a hospital, according to authorities.


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Oakland Police Arrest Man Who Fired At Officers

Police arrested a man who fired shots at officers in East Oakland late Thursday night.


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Oakland Police Clear Scene Of 10-Hour Standoff, Several Detained

Police in Oakland have cleared the scene after a 10-hour standoff with a possible homicide suspect, an officer said Sunday afternoon.