An independent report said that the Oakland Police’s handling of a violent protest involving anti-Wall Street demonstrators was flawed due to inadequate staffing, poor planning and training.
A federal judge has ordered a probe into how the Oakland police investigate officer-involved shootings and is threatening to sanction the department if misconduct is found.
Occupy Oakland protesters disrupted a meeting Tuesday where city leaders were considering a law banning the use of homemade weapons by demonstrators.
Oakland city officials are asking members of the public to submit video or photographic evidence of vandalism associated with recent protests.
Oakland city officials are facing a federal judge’s deadline to submit a plan on how it will complete investigations into how the police department handled last fall’s Occupy protests.
It promises to be a working weekend for Oakland city leaders who now have until Monday from a federal judge who says they’re taking too long to present an internal affairs investigation dealing with police misconduct.
Oakland’s police chief and mayor watched from a command center downtown as the events of the May Day protests unfolded in real time a few blocks away, thanks to streaming video cameras carried by several police officers and live webcam feeds posted online by the demonstrators themselves.
While damage wasn’t as extensive compared to previous protests, businesses in downtown Oakland were once again trying to recover Wednesday following May Day demonstrations.
Large protests in Oakland on Tuesday to mark May Day were mostly peaceful but 39 people were arrested, city of Oakland officials said Wednesday.
At least 23 people were arrested during May Day protests in Oakland on Tuesday. Meanwhile, police in riot gear faced off with dozens of protesters who occupied a building in San Francisco.