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Oakland Police

OPD Still Struggling to Report Officer Misconduct, Reduce “Unjustified Use of Force,” Says Warshaw

The Oakland Police Department’s progress on key court-ordered reforms is “stagnating,” including requirements that officers report police misconduct, end retaliation against witnesses and reduce the number of incidents involving the unjustified use of force, according [...]
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AC Transit CFO Charged With Embezzling from Allen Temple

By Leonardo Blair , Christian Post Lewis G. Clinton Jr., the CFO of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his own church, the powerful and prestigious Allen [...]
Oakland Police

Crime Rates Remain High But Are Falling, Says OPD

  Highlighting trends that show a decrease in crime since the beginning of the year, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) released a report this week at the city’s Public Safety Committee, highlighting its efforts to [...]
Community member Rashidah Grinage

PUEBLO Proposes Public Commission to Oversee Police Department

Local police accountability activists have begun a campaign to place a measure on the November ballot to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission, which would have the authority to monitor, audit and determine the policies [...]
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Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement in State Prisons

A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote [...]
Diane Blackmon Bailey welcomes South African Consul General Cyril S. Ndaba to Vallejo

Vallejo Think Tank Seeks Community Solutions

Crime. Economic Struggles. Community Discouragement. Those are some of the challenges residents of Vallejo face, but according to local native Diane Blackmon, ways must be found to raise community morale and to encourage residents to [...]