The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a dozen Occupy Oakland protesters who said they were the victims of excessive force during clashes with police during a protest in 2011.
A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later.
The Oakland City Council heard public comment Tuesday night on four crime-fighting proposals that proponents say will help Oakland reduce its high crime rate.
Occupy Oakland protesters are suing the city and Alameda County, saying arrests last year violated their civil rights.
An Iraq War veteran who was seriously hurt during a police raid on an Occupy Oakland encampment last year is suing Alameda County for abuse during his 18 hours in jail.
Protesters concluded a circuitous march through downtown Oakland Thursday night that followed a day of protests to mark the anniversary of the day police first cleared the Occupy Oakland encampment.
In the year since a series of Occupy protests turned Oakland upside down, business all over the city has seen a renaissance particularly in the downtown core, city leaders said Wednesday.
The City of Oakland and its Police Department are fully aware of the planned Occupy Oakland protest on Thursday, and they are prepared for whatever comes of it.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Friday that he wants to discipline 44 of his officers for misconduct in their handling of Occupy Oakland protesters at three major demonstrations in the past year.
Crews Monday were cleaning up the damage left by protesters who smashed windows and threw paint at a number of buildings in downtown Oakland on Sunday night.