Tag Archives: Oakland Police Department


Councilmembers Seek More Local Residents, People of Color as Police Officers

The City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted to continue discussing proposals to reform Oakland Police Department (OPD) hiring and recruitment practices to enable more local residents to become OPD officers.
Miembros de la comunidad preocupados por la crisis de vivienda de Oakland muestran su desaprobación de subvención federal. Foto por Tulio Ospina.

Community Protesters: Amid Housing Crisis, Why is Council Funding More Police?

The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept a controversial $1.875 million federal grant from the US Department of Justice that would pay 18 percent of the cost of hiring 15 additional Oakland police [...]

Oakland Petition: Neighbors Should not Racially Profile Neighbors

Oakland community activist Ann Nomura and her family have begun a petition calling on the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to stop posting on a popular social media site that is [...]

Henderson Family Demands Answers to Shooting by Emeryville Police

  Nearly 40 East Bay residents packed Emeryville City Council this week demanding that city officials urge the Alameda County coroner’s office to release the autopsy report of Yuvette Henderson, who was killed by Emeryville [...]
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Fourth OPD Officer-Involved Death Since June

An Oakland police officer who had responded to a distress call for physical assault on Thursday, Aug. 27 ended up fatally shooting the physical assault suspect after he allegedly attacked her with a metal chain, [...]
Jessica Gatewood, Richard Linyard's mother. Photos by Ken Epstein

OPD Releases Video Footage in Two Police-Involved Deaths

  In an unprecedented move, the Oakland Police Department this week released body camera evidence to some representatives of the media but not to the general public in two police-involved deaths, hoping to clear up [...]
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OPD Efforts to Recruit African Americans Yield Meager Results

    Recent efforts by the Oakland Police Department to increase the numbers of African American officers have resulted in meager results in the hiring and retention of Black officers, according to a report submitted [...]
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OPD Diversity Still Falls Short Disparities in hiring of Blacks, Latinos and Asians; Blacks most underrepresented

  A new report released by the City of Oakland indicates that the police department is still falling short in efforts to diversify its force of sworn officers.