Harmful Terminology 'Sanitizing' Exploitation Of Sex Trafficking Victims, Advocates SayNow that the Oakland police sex scandal is making national headlines, a Washington DC based anti-trafficking group is pressing the media to stop using what it considers harmful terminology to describe the 18 year old at the center of the controversy.
Sex Workers Say California Bill Gives Police Too Much PowerSex workers are fighting to do away with parts of a California bill that they say would give law enforcement officers discretion over whether sex workers are arrested or instead referred to social services, and could put sex workers at risk of police exploitation.
Oakland Police Face Another Challenge With Sergeant's Undisclosed Felony Domestic Violence ArrestA decorated Oakland police sergeant was arrested last year on suspicion of felony offenses in a domestic violence incident that was undisclosed by the Police Department until recently when it was revealed by a public records request.
Oakland Mayor Denounces 'Frat House' Culture Of Police Department As 3rd Chief In 8 Days Steps DownAt a Friday night press conference, mayor Libby Schaaf said Paul Figueroa, the latest temporary chief of the Oakland police department, has been removed after only two days on the job.
Sex Scandal Renews Calls For Increased California Police Transparency LawsAmid allegations that 31 San Francisco Bay Area law enforcement officials had sex with an underage sex worker and the fact that the public may never know those officers' names, has protesters and civil liberty advocates calling for increased police transparency laws in California.
Oakland Police Underage Sex Scandal Prompts Protest At HeadquartersProtesters gathered outside the Oakland Police Department headquarters Friday in response to allegations that officers took part in the sexual exploitation of an underage girl.
New Acting Oakland Police Chief Faces Reform Challenges And Calls For Increased OversightOakland's new acting interim chief Paul Figueroa kept a low profile on Thursday and there was a new call for increased oversight of the city's police department.
Stanford Study Finds Oakland Cops Practicing Racial ProfilingA research report released by Stanford University on Wednesday has revealed evidence of racial profiling by the troubled Oakland Police Department.
Inspector In Alameda County DA's Office Placed On Leave Amid Police Sex ScandalAn inspector in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday amid a sex scandal embroiling East Bay law enforcement officials.
Affair May Have Spurred Firing Of Interim Police Chief FairowEvidence indicates an extramarital affair that happened more than a decade ago may have led to interim Oakland Police Chief Ben Fairow's dismissal from the position by Mayor Libby Schaaf Wednesday.
Young Praise Dancer Fatally Shot In Oakland At Vigil For Drowned TeensThe 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot in downtown Oakland Tuesday evening was attending a vigil for two local teens who drowned on Memorial Day
Officials Fight For More Oakland Police Oversight Amid Sex ScandalOakland city leaders are debating the best way to watch over the troubled police force.

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