Oakland police department http://kalw.org en Oakland City Administrator says civilian oversight of police faces roadblocks http://kalw.org/post/oakland-city-administrator-says-civilian-oversight-police-faces-roadblocks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last decade has seen more than a hundred officer-involved shootings – 39 of them fatal. When one of those shootings happens, </span>OPD’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Internal Affairs division automatically investigates. But these investigations have been widely criticized.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:37:50 +0000 Charlie Mintz 29222 at http://kalw.org Oakland City Administrator says civilian oversight of police faces roadblocks Family presses for answers about death of Oakland teen in officer-involved shooting http://kalw.org/post/family-presses-answers-about-death-oakland-teen-officer-involved-shooting <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One hundred and thirty-one people were murdered in Oakland last year – that’s the highest number since 2006. Other crime is up too, but the number of officers is down. So is police response time.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:31:25 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 22112 at http://kalw.org Family presses for answers about death of Oakland teen in officer-involved shooting Oakland City Council enacts controversial public seating rule http://kalw.org/post/oakland-city-council-enacts-controversial-public-seating-rule <p></p><p>On September 18th, an incident cut short an Oakland City Council meeting (see what happened in the video below).</p><p>http://vimeo.com/49788771</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:14:55 +0000 Hana Baba 17617 at http://kalw.org Oakland City Council enacts controversial public seating rule Oakland considers youth curfew http://kalw.org/post/oakland-considers-youth-curfew <p>Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan is again calling for a youth curfew as a way to reduce crime in the city. The idea is backed by council President Larry Reid and Ignacio de la Fuente. But, the <em>East Bay Express</em> has published reports showing that youth curfews don’t work. The most recent data available from the California Department of Justice shows that felony youth crime has dropped substantially in Oakland, plummeting 26.4 percent from 2001 through 2010. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:57:52 +0000 Holly Kernan 15539 at http://kalw.org Oakland considers youth curfew Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 1, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-may-1-2012 <p>(Sacramento Bee) // The California Assembly has passed a bill that would allow, but not require, business owners who contract with the state to self-identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual. The National Gay &amp; Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce both support the bill because it would allow the government to collect data on the economic impact of <a href="http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/04/bill-would-ask-state-contractors-are-you-gay-or-lesbian.html#more">LGBT-owned businesses</a>. The bill goes to the Senate next...</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 18:37:15 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 9910 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 1, 2012