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Riders Scandal

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Oakland Police Stop Blacks At Far Higher Rate, Asians Top Traffic Stops

Oakland Police said in a preliminary report released on Monday that while blacks comprise 28 percent of Oakland’s population, they accounted for 62 percent of nearly 15,000 police stops during an eight-month period last year.

03/24/2014

After Failing To Reform, Oakland PD To Fall Under Court Appointed Director

Judge Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced in a report on Wednesday that he was removing Thomas C. Frazier from his post as compliance director.

02/12/2014

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan addre

Oakland PD Chief Disputes Claim Of Officers Pointing Guns At Toddler

Police chief Howard Jordan disputed an account in a court-appointed monitor’s report that described two Oakland officers pointing their loaded weapons at a sleeping toddler, while serving a search warrant.

02/01/2013

Police officers surround the Occupy Oakland camp to secure the area before moving into the camp to take down tents to evict the protesters on November 14, 2011. (Photo by KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Threatens Oakland Police Department With Federal Takeover

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.

01/25/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Aims To Wrest Control Of Police From Federal Overseers

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has spent the last couple of days in Detroit, exploring ways to end a federal judge’s control over her police department.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/20/2011