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.
Oakland City Council Votes To Advance Discussions Of Ballot Measure To Strenghten Police CommissionThe Oakland City Council began the process this week of placing a ballot measure on the November ballot that, if approved, would bolster the independence of the commission that conducts oversight on the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland Police Officers Fired For Fatal 2018 Shooting Of Joshua Pawlik ReinstatedFive Oakland police officers who were fired last year for their roles in the fatal shooting of Joshua Pawlik in Oakland in 2018 have been reinstated because the Oakland Police Commission violated open meeting laws, the officers' lawyers said.
Oakland Tentatively Approves $1.4M Settlement In Fatal Police Shooting Of Joshua PawlikThe city of Oakland has tentatively agreed to pay $1.4 million to the family of a homeless man with mental health issues who was fatally shot by Oakland police officers two years ago.
2 Killed in Oakland Solo-Car Crash Early Sunday MorningA man and woman died in a solo vehicle crash early Sunday morning at at Seventh Street and Frontage Road along I-880 in West Oakland, police said.
Oakland Mayor Hires Former San Mateo Police Chief As City's Interim ChiefOakland mayor Libby Schaaf has selected Susan Manheimer, former San Mateo police chief and longtime Bay Area police veteran, as the new chief of the Oakland Police Department, a city hall official confirmed to KPIX on Monday.