Oakland Riders http://kalw.org en 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