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.
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.
A long-awaited report on the use of force by campus police during Occupy demonstrations in Davis and Berkeley recommends sweeping changes in how the University of California deals with protesters.
Berkeley leaders are revamping the mutual aid policy for the city’s police department in response to allegations of police misconduct against Oakland officers in the crackdown on Occupy protestors.
Members of Occupy Oakland stood on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Wednesday, making claims of excessive force and baseless arrests during demonstrations Saturday.
A judge says the scandal-plagued department will go under federal control if it fails to quickly make good on reforms agreed to nine years ago.
Students and community members filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging that police used excessive force against them during an “Occupy Cal” protest on Nov. 9.
Dozens of students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley gathered Tuesday for teach-ins at an outdoor plaza as part of a campus strike to protest tuition hikes and budget cuts.
A friend of the second Iraq war veteran hospitalized after getting hurt at an Occupy Oakland protest said the man wasn’t participating in the demonstration when he was injured and arrested.
After a turbulent week of violence and political drama, an effort launched last week to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan seems to have new life this weekend.