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This surveillance image shows three men preparing to break into an Arcadia Park neighborhood home in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In Cops

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.

02/26/2013

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2 Facing Charges After Shooting Of Undercover Oakland Officer

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.

01/29/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Phil Matier: Oakland Vote Set On Hiring Of Policing Heavyweight Bratton

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.

01/22/2013

An unidentified person observes a memorial for an Oakland teen mom shot and in August. (CBS)

Family Feeling Threatened After OPD Blames Crime Wave On Woman’s Murder

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.

01/15/2013

These 2 men are wanted in Oakland bank robberies. (OPD)

Police Ask For Help Identifying Oakland Bank Robbers

Police have released photos of two suspects in the latest robbery at an Oakland bank branch that was robbed twice in December.

01/08/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Former LA Police Chief Hired To Help Oakland Reduce Crime

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.

12/27/2012

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Approves Plan For New Oakland Police Oversight

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.

12/12/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Union Slams Department Leadership In Letter To Judge

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.

11/19/2012

20-year-old Ronnie Flenaugh (center) was arrested in San Francisco on November 15, 2012. He is a reputed Oakland gang member suspected of several crimes. (CBS)

Oakland’s ‘Most Wanted’ Spotted, Arrested At SF Steakhouse

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.

11/16/2012

Oakland police officers form a line to block protesters in downtown Oakland during the May Day protest on May 1, 2012. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)

Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.

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.

10/05/2012

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