Oakland's Soaring Homicide Rate Tops 75; Oakland Police Officers Association Critical Of City Hall ResponseAn outbreak of deadly violence this year on the streets of Oakland claimed its 75th victim over the weekend, equaling the number of homicides for all of 2019 and intensifying a war of words between local officials and the Oakland Police Officers Association.
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.
Former Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Files Whistleblower Complaint Over Firing By 'Out Of Control' Police CommissionFormer Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Wednesday filed a complaint against the city over her firing in February, alleging she was removed in retaliation for exposing misconduct among members of the city's Police Commission.
'A Debacle'; Former Oakland Police Chief Blasts Police Commission Over Proposal For Stricter PowersTwo Oakland city councilmembers are proposing giving full control of the Police Department to the city’s police commission, and are facing pushback from the mayor, the police union and the fired former police chief.
Ex-Convicts Encouraged To Help Oversee Oakland Police DepartmentThe city of Oakland is looking to hire ex-convicts to oversee the Oakland Police Department.
Oakland Cop Who Fired Tear Gas Canister At Occupy Protesters Will Return To JobThe Oakland police officer who was fired three years ago for firing a tear gas canister into a crowd at an Occupy Oakland protest will return to work.
Oakland Police Department Survey Says Low Morale Plagues Force An internal survey at the Oakland Police Department finds officers on the force are feeling stressed out and unappreciated, but the results have yet to be discussed internally within the department.
Oakland Police Union Slams Department Leadership In Letter To JudgeOakland’s police union is criticizing the department’s leadership, as a judge gets ready to decide whether to hand control of the force to federal authorities.
AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police RadiosProblems with the Oakland police radio system over the past year were not caused by interference from AT&T cell phone towers, according to the company.
Oakland Police Radio Towers Lacking Security, ControlsOakland's problem-plagued public safety radio system has another potential flaw that could put police and citizens at even more risk.
Occupy Oakland Protesters Warned To Clear Out ImmediatelyOakland police served anti-Wall Street protesters with written notice that they must disband their camp immediately Friday night.
Problems Persist With Oakland's Police Radio System The city of Oakland's new police radio system is still not working properly, two months after being installed, and the president of the Oakland Police Officers Association (POA) is worried public safety will be compromised until the radios are fixed.
Pension Costs Remain A Major Hurdle For Oakland OfficialsAs Oakland faces a budget deficit of more than $40 million, city officials are also struggling with rising pension costs.
Ballot Box Scramble To Save Oakland Police JobsWaning support for a hefty parcel tax meant to fund dozens of police jobs has the Oakland Police Officers’ Association campaigning for two alternative ballot measures.