Police Chief Howard Jordan
At a town-hall meeting, the OPD said making important arrests known to the public will be a part of their community-policing strategy.
Following reports that the Oakland Police Department will divide patrolling the city into five districts from the previous two, Chief Howard Jordan announced police commanders will be more accountable as part of a new community policing strategy.
This weekend Oakland’s Police Department is changing its strategy per the recommendation of consultant team on fighting crime by shrinking police districts. Critics say it doesn’t add more police.
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.
The department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.
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.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she’s working with the city’s police chief on crafting what she’s calling a “loitering law” that would target getting teenagers off the streets.
The city of Oakland has seen seven homicides in as many days.
Mayor Jean Quan is pleased with the police department’s new strategy in de-escalating protest crowds and says it resulted in less vandalism and arrests during Tuesday’s May Day demonstrations.
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.