Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent talks to KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro about the city’s efforts to reduce violent crime.
Oakland Police Department’s federal monitor released a report that says it has to comply with just six of the 51 original reform goals that were imposed over 10 years ago.
Oakland Police say they’ve made multiple arrests in connection with a pair of unrelated shootings on Monday that wounded two young children.
Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.
Forty-seven new officers joined the Oakland Police Department on Friday in a graduation ceremony for what the department said was the largest recruiting class in its history.
Oakland police announced on Monday that they made arrests in connection with a weekend homicide and a home invasion robbery last month in which a woman was shot and wounded.
An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.
Seven men were wounded, one critically, when gunfire erupted on an Oakland street and continued for several blocks, police said.
While daily headlines may not reflect it, crime in Oakland is down, including the murder rate and armed robberies, according to Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent – who credits the department’s focus on the city’s worst offenders.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Police Chief Sean Whent and community leaders said Wednesday that they hope a gun buyback event planned for next month will take a significant number of guns off of the city’s streets.