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.
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.
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.
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.
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.