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SF Jail Replacement Work Group Rejects Law Enforcement’s Proposals

Organizers for the No New SF Jail Coalition claimed a victory when a city work group responsible for exploring alternatives to a new jail in San Francisco rejected proposals from the sheriff and district attorney, [...]
OPD Sgt. Mike Gantt (left) and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel announce their claim against the city and Mayor Libby Schaaf for allegedly retaliating against the officer. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

OPD Sergeant Files Retaliation Claim Against City and Mayor Schaaf

A decorated homicide investigator for the Oakland Police Department (OPD) has filed a claim against the City of Oakland, saying he was retaliated against by top elected officials and from within the department for breaking [...]
Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney

Oakland Public Ethics Commission Sues Council President McElhaney

Less than a week before the elections, Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney is being sued by the city’s Public Ethics Commission, saying she repeatedly failed to turn over public records, stalling an investigation into [...]
Oakland Council President Lynette McElhaney skipped most of Tuesday night's council meeting to attend a party for Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Photo courtesy of East Bay Express.

McElhaney Skips Council Meeting to Attend Political Party as Criticism Mounts Over Alleged Ethics Violations

                        Oakland Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney faced intense criticism from fellow council members and the community at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, where [...]
Activists outside Oakland City Hall raise a sign in support of the #ByeLibby campaign. (Photo from @surjbayarea/Twitter)

Oakland Approves Petition to Recall Mayor Schaaf

Now that the City of Oakland has approved a petition to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf, activists are hitting the streets to talk with residents and to collect signatures for their campaign.
Speaking at the news conference were (L to R) OPD Deputy Police Chief John Lois, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth and Mayor Libby Schaaf. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Four Police Officers Fired, Seven Others Suspended in Police Sex Crime Scandal “I am deeply sorry for the harm this scandal has caused,” says Mayor Schaaf

The City of Oakland this week concluded its administrative investigation of the sex crime scandal involving over a dozen Oakland Police Department (OPD) officers, which led to the removal of three police chiefs in one [...]