community police advisory board

4:27pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Cops & Courts

After 15 years of false starts, Oakland puts hope into a new community policing plan

OPD officers engage with local community members during their annual open house
Kyung Jin Lee

West Oakland’s Alex Miller-Cole has decided that he can’t depend on the police for help.

“Mead Avenue was the second worst street in all of Oakland,” he says. “All the neighbors have been mulching. We planted 75 trees. Now it’s the cleanest street ever. Nothing happens here now.”

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