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.
Independent Monitor Says Oakland Police Falling Behind In Reform MeasuresAn independent monitor appointed to review court-ordered reforms for the Oakland Police Department says the agency is falling behind in its efforts.
California To Comply With Court Order To Move Thousands Out of Central Valley PrisonsCalifornia corrections officials say they'll comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.
Calif. Prison Chief Says Judge's Order Could Lead To Racial ConflictsThe head of California's prison system said Tuesday a court order to evacuate thousands of inmates from two Central Valley lockups hit hard by an infectious disease could lead to racial conflicts elsewhere.
SF Judge Considers Moving California Prisoners Over Valley FeverAn attorney representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge on Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.
Judge Orders Oakland To Cooperate With Compliance Director On Police ReformsA federal judge has issued an unusual order admonishing Oakland city officials and reminding them that a recently appointed compliance director has broad authority to oversee police reforms.
Lawyer Satisfied With Oakland Police Oversight DealJames Chanin said he and co-counsel John Burris sought to have an outside person oversee the Oakland Police Department because, “We got tired of waiting.”
Oakland Police Reach Deal To Avoid Federal TakeoverCivil rights lawyers who had sought a federal takeover of the Oakland Police Department reached a settlement with the city Wednesday that calls for a compliance director, not a receiver, to oversee the department.
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 Police Gets 3 More Months To Implement Reforms From 'Riders' CaseA federal judge has given the Oakland Police Department until June to come up with a plan for carrying out reforms ordered back in 2003.