Joshua Pawlik Shooting: Report Criticizes Oakland Mayor Schaaf, Former OPD Chief KirkpatrickA newly-released report criticizes Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and former police chief Anne Kirkpatrick over the fatal police shooting of Joshua Pawlik.
Oakland Voters To Decide On Ballot Measure Strengthening Police CommissionOakland city councilmembers resolved on Thursday to put a measure to strengthen the police commission before voters in Noveber.
Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Mayor Schaaf Casts Deciding 'No' Vote On Police Defunding, Breaking Oakland Council Late Night DeadlockIn a late night vote Tuesday, the Oakland City Council were deadlocked on whether to slash millions from the police budget with Mayor Libby Schaaf casting the deciding vote, hours after vandals sent her a message loud and clear.
Oakland Police Report Uptick In Gun Violence In 1st Half Of 2020A recent uptick in gun violence in Oakland may be due to civil unrest, gangs and conflicting groups among other reasons, police said Thursday.
Oakland City Council To Revisit Recently Approved Budget Amid Calls To Defund PoliceDemands by residents to defund the police were heard Tuesday by Oakland City Council members who will now revisit the budget they approved last week.
Federal Judge Places Limits On Oakland Police Use Of Tear Gas On ProtestersA federal judge has temporarily placed limits on the Oakland Police Department's use of tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets on protesters.
Oakland Councilmember Calls For Defunding OPD By At Least $25 MillionAn Oakland City Councilwoman said Sunday night on social media that she will propose reallocating at least $25 million from the city's police department.
Rejecting Modest Reform, Activists Call for Defunding Oakland Police DepartmentAs Americans continue to protest the death of black Americans at the hand of law enforcement officers, many are calling for either police reform or a defunding of police departments.
Oakland Council Members Want Tear Gas Use Suspended At ProtestsA group of Oakland City Council members called for an indefinite suspension of the use of tear gas to control and disperse crowds during the ongoing protests and amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Fourth Employee At Oakland Police Department Tests Positive For COVID-19Oakland police on Monday had their fourth employee test positive for COVID-19, the department announced Tuesday afternoon.