Bratton Report Revealed, Lists Oakland Police ProblemsThe sudden retirement of Police Chief Howard Jordan derailed plans to release law enforcement expert Bill Bratton’s report on cutting crime in Oakland. Despite the canceled announcement, KPIX 5 obtained a copy of the report.
Oakland Police Monitor Says City Making Slight Improvement In ReformsAn independent monitor says the Oakland Police Department is making a “slight improvement” in meeting reforms that were mandated in the settlement of a police brutality lawsuit a decade ago.
Oakland Teen Mistakenly Shot By Police Retains LawyerThe family of an innocent 16-year-old boy shot in the face by Oakland police Wednesday night has retained a civil rights lawyer.
Oakland Police Officer Shoots Innocent Teen During Armed Robbery InvestigationAn Oakland police officer responding to a report of an armed robbery near a downtown restaurant on Wednesday night shot and injured a teenager who wasn’t involved in the robbery, Police Chief Howard Jordan said Thursday.
Oakland Police Graduates Its First Academy Class Since 2008In a major step to improve low staffing levels, on Friday the Oakland Police Department graduated its first academy since 2008.
Top Commanders To Play Key Role In New Oakland Police StrategyFollowing reports that the Oakland Police Department will divide patrolling the city into five districts from the previous two, Chief Howard Jordan announced police commanders will be more accountable as part of a new community policing strategy.
Phil Matier: OPD Crime Strategy Shrinks Districts, Doesn’t Add OfficersThis weekend Oakland's Police Department is changing its strategy per the recommendation of consultant team on fighting crime by shrinking police districts. Critics say it doesn't add more police.
Bratton Begins Work In Oakland, Says Crime Problem ‘Winnable’Police expert William Bratton said Wednesday that he thinks fighting Oakland’s crime problem is “a very winnable situation.”
New Oakland Police Compliance Director Welcomed By Mayor, CriticOakland Mayor Jean Quan and civil rights attorney John Burris on Tuesday both welcomed the appointment of police expert Thomas Frazier to oversee long-overdue court-ordered reforms of the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland PD Chief Disputes Claim Of Officers Pointing Guns At ToddlerPolice chief Howard Jordan disputed an account in a court-appointed monitor’s report that described two Oakland officers pointing their loaded weapons at a sleeping toddler, while serving a search warrant.
Oakland Councilmember Seeks State of Emergency After Girl, Officers ShotAn Oakland City Council member has asked the City Attorney to declare a state of emergency in the wake of this past week’s shootings of two police officers and an 8-year-old girl.