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Protesters in Oakland voice outrage nearly a week after the George Zimmerman verdict was released. (CBS)

Calls For Peaceful Oakland Protests Heard At Latest Zimmerman Verdict Rally

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.

07/19/2013

A man walks by the Oakland Police Department headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Public Briefly Allowed Back Inside OPD Headquarters After Toilet Pipe Flooding Problem

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.

06/05/2013

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Begins Implementing Community Policing Plan To Fight Crime

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.

06/04/2013

K.O. Da Bandit (MySpace)

Local Rapper Among 2 Dead In Oakland Shootings

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.

04/24/2013

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

Oakland Police generic

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

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