Citizens' Police Review Board 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 Oakland’s civilian oversight provides justice for few http://kalw.org/post/oakland-s-civilian-oversight-provides-justice-few <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The top brass of the Oakland Police department looks a lot different than it did a month ago. In just one week in May, two police chiefs resigned: former chief Howard Jordan, then his successor, Anthony </span>Toribio<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The departures followed several highly critical reports: one by an independent consultant, the other by the department’s court-appointed overseer. Both find that years after the landmark police abuse scandal known as the Riders case, the department is still struggling with leadership, accountability, and transparency.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:52:59 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 29221 at http://kalw.org Oakland’s civilian oversight provides justice for few