Stop And Frisk
Changes at the Oakland Police Department recommended by New York Police Commissioner William Bratton have dramatically reduced crime in the city, city officials said.
Praise for the positive impact of a re-organization that put more investigative resources at the disposal of local police captains came after officials in New York City announced Bratton would once again lead the department there.
Police expert William Bratton said Wednesday that he thinks fighting Oakland’s crime problem is “a very winnable situation.”
The Oakland City Council heard public comment Tuesday night on four crime-fighting proposals that proponents say will help Oakland reduce its high crime rate.
Emotions ran high at Oakland City Hall on Tuesday night as dozens of people spoke out against a controversial plan to bring a former Los Angeles and New York police chief in to advise Oakland’s Police Department.
In an interview with CBS 5, William Bratton talked about his crime fighting strategy and his support of the practice called “stop-and-frisk.”
The number of homicides in San Francisco this year has outpaced 2011, a problem San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said requires a comprehensive solution.
San Francisco’s mayor has abandoned a police stop and frisk proposal designed to get weapons off the streets.
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee said the Colorado theater shootings have made him more committed to implementing a police stop and frisk policy aimed at getting weapons off the streets.
Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement Tuesday that he is not considering a policy that will violate anyone’s constitutional rights and result in racial profiling, but he is “willing to move forward with bold ideas that get to results.”
A majority of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have called for Mayor Ed Lee to abandon any thought of implementing a stop-and-frisk policy.