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Watchdog Groups Confront Oakland Police Compliance Director

Today a group of activists affiliated with Oakland’s PUEBLO and the Ella Baker Center tried to meet with Oakland Police Department NSA Compliance Director Tom Frazier. Angered by his decision to veto the hard fought goal of assigning police complaint intake workers out of OPD’s Internal Affairs Department to the Civilian Police Review Board, they […]

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Deanna Santana: Oakland City Administrator Wants To Hide In Closed Session

The Finance Committee of Oakland’s City Council is scheduled to consider the job classification of personnel who will intake complaints against police officers on Tuesday morning. But in an email to Committee members, City Administrator Deanna Santana requested that the item be ‘deferred’ to a closed session discussion on Sept. 17th. Why the need for […]

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Make Oakland Better Now! : The Mayor’s Budget And Two Proposed Amendments – Part 1

On June 13, Make Oakland Better Now! will be present at the Oakland City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m., urging the City Council to adopt the Mayor’s proposed budget with Council President Kernighan’s proposed changes.  This post is the first in a series to look at the budget amendments proposed by Council President Kernighan and […]

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Thomas C. Frazier: Oakland Police Compliance Director Called Racist Police Chief In Baltimore

On Monday, Thomas C. Frazier was appointed “Compliance Director” by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson. In this position, Mr. Frazier will have complete authority over the Oakland Police Department, including the ability to set in motion the dismissal of the current police chief, Howard Jordan. Given Thomas C. Frazier’s alleged track record as police chief […]