It seems clear the department’s understaffing is having some serious repercussions.
Authorities have refused to identify eight men they recently arrested as part of one of Oakland’s primary crime fighting strategies.
Hundreds fanned out in the streets of Oakland Friday night demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, but much of the talk on the streets was about the need for peaceful protest.
After reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.
Starting Saturday, Oakland will take a big step towards fully implementing its neighborhood policing plan by assigning officers to one of five newly identified districts in the city.
Keith Head, a 22-year-old San Francisco rapper known as K-O Da Bandit, was shot and killed near 13th Street and Broadway at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
Oakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore. Instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves.
Court documents are shedding new light on the details surrounding last week’s shooting of an undercover Oakland police officer, allegedly by a 23-year-old man who has been identified as Damien McDaniel.
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.