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William Bratton

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Phil Matier: Oakland Vote Set On Hiring Of Policing Heavyweight Bratton

A big vote is slated for Tuesday night, when the Oakland City Council will formally weigh in on the proposed hiring of police consultant William Bratton, formerly Los Angeles Police Chief and New York Police Commissioner.

01/22/2013

Attendees wait their turn to speak inside Oakland City Council chambers, January 15, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Plan To Hire Police Consultant Under Fire Over ‘Stop And Frisk’

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.

01/16/2013

William J. "Bill" Bratton (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Oakland Crime Fighting Consultant Defends ‘Stop-And-Frisk’

In an interview with CBS 5, William Bratton talked about his crime fighting strategy and his support of the practice called “stop-and-frisk.”

01/14/2013

Authorities on the scene of a fatal shooting on the 9400 block of Hillside Street in Oakland on January 11, 2013. It was the fourth homicide in a six-hour span. (CBS)

Oakland Officials Blame Woman’s Murder For Setting Off Violent Crime War

Authorities in Oakland held a news conference Monday to discuss the alarming wave of shootings in the city over the weekend that killed four and wounded 11 more.

01/14/2013

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