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5:20pm

Tue August 12, 2014
Cops & Courts

What does it take to be a cop in Oakland?

Officer Nicholas Ramos gets his new badge from his father.
Kyung Jin Lee KALW

After years of struggle, the Oakland Police Department is finally getting some positive news. Crime rates are down in all major categories, including murder, robberies, and burglaries. And they’re getting closer than ever to meeting federally mandated reforms from more than a decade ago.

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