Oakland Police Stop Blacks At Far Higher Rate, Asians Top Traffic StopsOakland 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.
Judge Fires Oakland Police Compliance DirectorU.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced in a report on Wednesday that he was removing Thomas C. Frazier from his post as compliance director.
Oakland PD Chief Disputes Claim Of Officers Pointing Guns At ToddlerPolice 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.
Judge Threatens Oakland Police Department With Federal TakeoverA 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 Aims To Wrest Control Of Police From Federal OverseersOakland 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.