Sean Whent

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$2 Million Grant To Go Towards Oakland Police Gun Tracking And Criminal Rehab Efforts

Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.

08/11/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

KCBS In Depth: Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent Says Efforts To Reduce Violent Crime Are Paying Off

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.

07/14/2014

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Monitor: OPD Making Progress, Still Struggling With Racial Profiling

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.

06/17/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police Make Multiple Arrests In Unrelated Shootings That Injured Two Toddlers

Oakland Police say they’ve made multiple arrests in connection with a pair of unrelated shootings on Monday that wounded two young children.

06/10/2014

Sean Whent (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Names Interim Chief Sean Whent As Permanent Top Cop

Whent was named interim chief last May and has been seen as one of the leading candidates to head the department.

05/14/2014

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Oakland Police Department Gets 47 New Officers From Big Recruiting Class

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.

04/04/2014

Police outside the scene of a home invasion robbery and shooting on the 4100 block of Laguna Ave. in Oakland, January 28, 2014.  (CBS)

Oakland Police Make Arrests In Home Invasion Robbery, Weekend Homicide

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.

02/10/2014

An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform Measures

An independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.

01/22/2014

Police on the scene after seven people were shot near 96th Avenue and Olive Street on November 25, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Multiple Shooting Began At Birthday Party Gathering; Reward Offered

Seven men were wounded, one critically, when gunfire erupted on an Oakland street and continued for several blocks, police said.

11/26/2013

Police at the scene of a triple shooting in Oakland that left 1 dead and 2 hospitalized in April. (CBS)

Oakland Crime Rate Steadily Drops As Cops Focus On Violent Offenders, Police Chief Says

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.

11/21/2013

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