Oakland police http://kalw.org en What’s it like to manage the Oakland Police Department? http://kalw.org/post/what-s-it-manage-oakland-police-department <p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:54:37 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 39005 at http://kalw.org What’s it like to manage the Oakland Police Department? Today on Your Call: What is good policing? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-good-policing <p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 32535 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is good policing? Oakland residents organize to fight crime http://kalw.org/post/oakland-residents-organize-fight-crime <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">Just a few weeks ago, 12 people were shot and </span><a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23890186/oakland-12-people-shot-less-than-24-hours" style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #1255cc">three killed</span></a><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"> within a 24-hour period &nbsp;in Oakland. It’s a snapshot of a difficult reality that some residents are facing there - which includes robberies being up </span><a href="http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/webcontent/oak042445.pdf" style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #1255cc">30 percent</span></a><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"> from this time last year. Even in traditionally safer neighborhoods like </span>Rockridge<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">, residents are scared to go out at night.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:12:58 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 32203 at http://kalw.org Oakland residents organize to fight crime Reforming the Oakland Police Department http://kalw.org/post/reforming-oakland-police-department <p><em>Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, two things shaped the Oakland Police Department.&nbsp; The city had one of the highest crime rates in California, and four police officers calling themselves the &ldquo;Riders&rdquo; beat, robbed, and framed hundreds of residents in the flatlands of Oakland. For years the officers were praised for sweeping drugs from the rough streets of West Oakland. But in 2000 over 100 plaintiffs came forward and accused the &ldquo;Riders&rdquo; of kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:31:16 +0000 Joaquin Palomino 13739 at http://kalw.org Reforming the Oakland Police Department Why the OPD is approaching a federal takeover http://kalw.org/post/why-opd-approaching-federal-takeover <p>Last Month, the Oakland city council voted to pay $40,000 in punitive damages for an officer who illegally strip searched two suspects in public. Federal Judge Thelton Henderson, who currently oversees the department as they make court-ordered reforms, referred to the strip-searching case as an example of how stuck the OPD is in their dysfunctional behavior.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:04:55 +0000 Joaquin Palomino 13667 at http://kalw.org Why the OPD is approaching a federal takeover