Oakland Councilwoman Ordered To Pay $550K For 2015 Nightclub FracasAn attorney for former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown asked a jury Monday to order Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks to pay Brown between $1 million and $3 million in punitive damages for an incident in October 2015 in which Brooks pushed Brown down.
OPD Teen Sex Scandal Puts Police Academy On Hold, Delays Plan To Hire New OfficersThe sex scandal that has rocked the Oakland Police Department will make it difficult, if not impossible for the city's mayor to keep a campaign promise to make the city safer.
$7M Lawsuit Filed After Alleged Assault By Oakland City CouncilwomanFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a lawsuit against the city of Oakland and Councilwoman Desley Brooks over an alleged assault last year.
Ex-Black Panther Leader Files Complaint Against Oakland Councilwoman Over Alleged Assault At RestaurantFormer Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown has filed a claim against the City of Oakland alleging that she was assaulted last month by Councilwoman Desley Brooks at a restaurant in downtown Oakland.
Oakland Councilwoman Proposes New City Department To Address RacismOakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks expects to propose a new city department that would address systemic racism within the city government and in the city to the full City Council by the end of the month.
Oakland City Council Votes Not To Censure Desley Brooks Over Improper Hiring Allegations The Oakland City Council voted to not censure Councilwoman Desley Brooks Thursday night for allegedly interfering with the construction and operation of two city recreation centers in her district in East Oakland.
Oakland City Council Gets Scathing Review From Grand Jury ReportThe Alameda County civil grand jury issued a scathing report on the Oakland City Council’s ability to police itself, calling for the council to strengthen and better fund its Public Ethics Commission.
Grand Jury Calls Oakland Teen Center Project 'A Complete Fiasco'The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a report Monday criticizing the way city of Oakland officials oversaw the development of a teen center in East Oakland, calling the process "a complete fiasco."