Oakland Police Officers Frustrated By High Crime, Low Morale Enticed By Neighboring DepartmentsEnticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.
Oakland Police Vehicle Collides With Pedestrian, Injuring Him An Oakland police vehicle hit a man walking in downtown Oakland near Police Headquarters shortly after noon on Monday, according to police.
8 West Oakland Construction Workers Robbed At GunpointA crew renovating an Oakland apartment building was held up in the middle of the afternoon Monday.
Phil Matier: Oakland's Understaffed Police DepartmentIt seems clear the department's understaffing is having some serious repercussions.
Phil Matier: Oakland Police Won't Identify Suspects Arrested In Gang SweepAuthorities have refused to identify eight men they recently arrested as part of one of Oakland's primary crime fighting strategies.
Calls For Peaceful Oakland Protests Heard At Latest Zimmerman Verdict Rally Hundreds fanned out in the streets of Oakland Friday night demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, but much of the talk on the streets was about the need for peaceful protest.
Public Briefly Allowed Back Inside OPD Headquarters After Toilet Pipe Flooding ProblemAfter reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.
Oakland Begins Implementing Community Policing Plan To Fight CrimeStarting Saturday, Oakland will take a big step towards fully implementing its neighborhood policing plan by assigning officers to one of five newly identified districts in the city.
Local Rapper Among 2 Dead In Oakland ShootingsKeith Head, a 22-year-old San Francisco rapper known as K-O Da Bandit, was shot and killed near 13th Street and Broadway at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
Oakland Neighbors Policing Their Own Streets As They Lose Faith In CopsOakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore. Instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves.
2 Facing Charges After Shooting Of Undercover Oakland OfficerCourt documents are shedding new light on the details surrounding last week's shooting of an undercover Oakland police officer, allegedly by a 23-year-old man who has been identified as Damien McDaniel.
Phil Matier: Oakland Vote Set On Hiring Of Policing Heavyweight BrattonA big vote is slated for Tuesday night, when the Oakland City Council will formally weigh in on the proposed hiring of police consultant William Bratton, formerly Los Angeles Police Chief and New York Police Commissioner.
Family Feeling Threatened After OPD Blames Crime Wave On Woman's MurderThe family of a Oakland teenage girl shot and killed last summer is taking issue with police who blamed the city’s rising violence on her murder and are calling it defamation of character.
Police Ask For Help Identifying Oakland Bank RobbersPolice have released photos of two suspects in the latest robbery at an Oakland bank branch that was robbed twice in December.
Former LA Police Chief Hired To Help Oakland Reduce CrimeBesieged by spikes in murders and violent crime, Oakland city officials said Thursday they have hired former New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles police chief Bill Bratton as a consultant.