Oakland police department

6:37pm

Mon June 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Oakland City Administrator says civilian oversight of police faces roadblocks

Under CC license from Flickr user vision63

The last decade has seen more than a hundred officer-involved shootings – 39 of them fatal. When one of those shootings happens, OPD’s Internal Affairs division automatically investigates. But these investigations have been widely criticized.

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11:31am

Wed January 23, 2013
Cops & Courts

Family presses for answers about death of Oakland teen in officer-involved shooting

Adam Blueford stands over the spot where his son, Alan, died on May 6, 2012 in an officer-involved shooting in Oakland.
Kyung-Jin Lee

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.

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4:14pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Cops & Courts

Oakland City Council enacts controversial public seating rule

Demonstrators hold signs at a vigil for Alan Blueford last May at Oakland's police headquarters.
Flickr user greendoula

On September 18th, an incident cut short an Oakland City Council meeting (see what happened in the video below).

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2:57pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Cops & Courts

Oakland considers youth curfew

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 East Bay Express 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.

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11:37am

Tue May 1, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

(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 & 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 LGBT-owned businesses. The bill goes to the Senate next...

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