A big vote is slated for Tuesday night, when the Oakland City Council will formally weigh in on the proposed hiring of police consultant William Bratton, formerly Los Angeles Police Chief and New York Police Commissioner.
The family of a Oakland teenage girl shot and killed last summer is taking issue with police who blamed the city’s rising violence on her murder and are calling it defamation of character.
Police have released photos of two suspects in the latest robbery at an Oakland bank branch that was robbed twice in December.
Besieged by spikes in murders and violent crime, Oakland city officials said Thursday they have hired former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.
A federal judge approved an agreement Wednesday to have a powerful outside compliance director oversee the Oakland Police Department and its implementation of reforms mandated by the settlement of a 12-year-old civil rights lawsuit.
Oakland’s police union is criticizing the department’s leadership, as a judge gets ready to decide whether to hand control of the force to federal authorities.
While Celebrating his wife’s birthday at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in San Francisco, officer Ernesto Leyva noticed one of Oakland’s most wanted alleged gang members walk through the door.
Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.
An Oakland city auditor is criticizing the Police Department for squandering nearly $2 million on technology systems that were never used or were underutilized.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said it’s possible the department could taken over following the latest report from a federal court appointed monitor.