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Thelton Henderson

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

Judge Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced in a report on Wednesday that he was removing Thomas C. Frazier from his post as compliance director.

02/12/2014

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

Avenal State Prison

California To Comply With Court Order To Move Thousands Out of Central Valley Prisons

California 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.

07/02/2013

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Calif. Prison Chief Says Judge’s Order Could Lead To Racial Conflicts

The 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.

06/25/2013

Prison bars, generic, crime

SF Judge Considers Moving California Prisoners Over Valley Fever

An 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.

06/17/2013

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

Judge Orders Oakland To Cooperate With Compliance Director On Police Reforms

A 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.

04/11/2013

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Lawyer Satisfied With Oakland Police Oversight Deal

James 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.”

12/06/2012

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Reach Deal To Avoid Federal Takeover

Civil 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.

12/05/2012

Police officers surround the Occupy Oakland camp to secure the area before moving into the camp to take down tents to evict the protesters on November 14, 2011. (Photo by KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Threatens Oakland Police Department With Federal Takeover

A 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.

01/25/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Gets 3 More Months To Implement Reforms From ‘Riders’ Case

A federal judge has given the Oakland Police Department until June to come up with a plan for carrying out reforms ordered back in 2003.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/18/2011

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