Retirement, Disability Further Thinning Oakland Police Officer RanksThe department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.
Motion Asks Feds To Take Over Oakland Police Dept.Lawyers overseeing the terms of a settlement stemming from an Oakland police corruption lawsuit have filed a motion requesting that the federal government take over the department.
Oakland Mayor On Teen ‘Loitering Law’ Proposal: ‘Don’t Call It A Curfew’Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she’s working with the city’s police chief on crafting what she’s calling a “loitering law” that would target getting teenagers off the streets.
Oakland Police Grapple With Deadliest Week In Recent YearsThe city of Oakland has seen seven homicides in as many days.
Oakland Mayor Quan Pleased With Police Tactics During May Day ProtestsMayor Jean Quan is pleased with the police department's new strategy in de-escalating protest crowds and says it resulted in less vandalism and arrests during Tuesday's May Day demonstrations.
Deadline Extended For Oakland PD's 'Occupy' Misconduct InvestigationIt promises to be a working weekend for Oakland city leaders who now have until Monday from a federal judge who says they're taking too long to present an internal affairs investigation dealing with police misconduct.
Oakland Police Use Streaming Video To Monitor May Day Occupy ProtestsOakland's police chief and mayor watched from a command center downtown as the events of the May Day protests unfolded in real time a few blocks away, thanks to streaming video cameras carried by several police officers and live webcam feeds posted online by the demonstrators themselves.
Oakland Hills Residents Complain About Rash Of BurglariesResidents have said burglaries surged in Oakland over the last year, and some Oakland Hills homeowners said properties have seen multiple break-ins over the past month.
Oakland Launches First Police Academy Since Last Year's LayoffsThe Oakland Police Department on Monday began its first police academy since the City Council voted to lay off 80 officers in July 2010 in a budget-cutting move.
Oakland Police Faces Deadline On Riders Corruption CaseThe Oakland Police Department has until January to live up to a list of reforms stemming from the Oakland Riders police corruption case.
100s Of Concerned Residents Attend Oakland Neighborhood Safety Summit With 84 recorded murders in the city of Oakland so far this year, Mayor Jean Quan and the new Chief of Police took part in a Neighborhood Safety Summit to talk strategy.