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Mayor Quan responds to dismissal of compliance director – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoA federal judge has terminated the contract of a compliance director appointed by the court to oversee reforms in the Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco said in an order issued Wednesday that he has …Judge In SF Fires Oakland Police Compliance DirectorThe San Francisco AppealOakland police overseer […]

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Oakland Police Say Armed Robbery Suspect Took Selfie On Victim’s Phone – CBS Local

CBS LocalOakland Police accuse this man of robbing a woman on the 2100 block of East 28th Street and took a picture of himself on the victim’s cellphone on August 19, 2013. (Oakland Police Department) …Oakland police search for armed robbery suspect who took ‘selfie’KTVU San FranciscoOakland: Police hope robber’s selfie will lead to his […]

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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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Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral Academy – CBS Local

Phil Matier: Few Recruits For Oakland Police Lateral AcademyCBS LocalOAKLAND (KCBS)— The Oakland Police Department started a new lateral academy Tuesday designed to help rebuild its understaffed force. While city officials had hoped between eight and 15 recruits would sign up, only four officers have enrolled. …read more Source: Oakland News By Google

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Will the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Rebuild Oakland’s Police Department?

On Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 114 Montecito, Make Oakland Better Now! will sponsor a public forum, “Can Oakland Afford to Be Safe?,” featuring Chief of Police Howard Jordan, City Administrator Deanna Santana and key staff members to discuss the connection between Oakland’s budget challenges and the need to rebuild the […]

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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 […]

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Rebecca D. Kaplan, Art Murmur Shooting: Oakland City Council President Statement

Rebecca D. Kaplan, the Oakland City Council’s At Large representative and new President Pro Tem has sent this statement on the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Shooting that occurred almost one week ago come this Friday. “The shooting that took the young life of Kiante Campbell in Oakland Friday night was tragic – my prayers […]

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Oakland Police Arrest Suspect In First Friday Shooting

The City of Oakland’s Communications Department has released a statement that the Oakland Police have arrested a single suspect in the Art Murmur / First Friday Shooting. Here’s the statement: The City has received several media inquiries today regarding the fatal shooting that occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Telegraph […]

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Come to Tonight’s City Council Meeting – Make Oakland Better Now!

Oaklanders who follow City Hall know that four public safety proposals are coming before the City Council tonight at its 5:30 meeting, as Council decides whether to: Authorize a temporary contract with the Alameda Sheriff’s Department to borrow ten deputies and a sergeant for two days per week; Add twenty police service technicians and one […]

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City Of Oakland: Oakland Police “Flawed Response” To Occupy Oakland Oct 25th Protest

The City Of Oakland admits what many have known for months, and almost cost Oakland Mayor Jean Quan her job, a successful recall effort would have given her one of the shortest executive careers in public sector history. It caused a full-scale war pitting the Oakland Police against Occupy Oakland protestors and OPD or law […]

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Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers

You read that correctly: “Find Apple iPhone App Helps Oakland Police Catch Robbers” I recently purchased an Apple iPad for my Mom, with an eye toward buying her an Apple iPhone and a Mac Mini so she can sync her information, and find her devices. But the other reason is so if someone steals either […]

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Occupy Oakland Arrestees Tortured In Jail; Oakland “Y” Hosts Protestor Escape

According to the Daily Kos, and other blogs, a number of the 400 people arrested during last Saturday’s Occupy Oakland protest were sent to Santa Rita Jail, and of those who were not able to make bail set, they’re reportedly being tortured. Yes, you did read that correctly. Here’s what was presented at Daily Kos’ […]

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Occupy Oakland: Protestors And Police Gather For Viral Video Shoot

Frankly, this blogger’s not sure what the value of these Occupy Oakland protests are, except as yet another viral video opportunity for protestors armed with cameras, camcorders, and camcorder-equipped smartphones. No, I wasn’t in on the action. Why the hell would I want to stand near police, many of which represent the City Of Oakland […]

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Oakland – Anthony Batts, Police Chief, Resigns; Russo, Schaaf React

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony “Tony” Batts announced his resignation today at a 3 PM PST press conference at Oakland’s City Hall. Batts said he was stepping down because of a lack of resources, and wrote a very telling letter posted here (thanks to Oakland North) in its entirety that reads in part: It is with […]