Federal Judge Thelton Henderson issued a court order this week criticizing the City of Oakland for failing to consult the court-appointed federal overseer when the City Administrator reduced the punishment for a police captain accused [...]
Two leading local civil rights attorneys, John Burris and Jim Chanin, met this week with community members who belong to an Oakland police accountability coalition that is seeking ways to improve oversight of police and [...]
When a community coalition sought the City Council’s approval recently to put a police oversight commission on the November ballot, most of them opposed it. The majority opinion on the council seemed to be that [...]
A push by a community coalition asking the Oakland City Council to put a police accountability commission measure on the November ballot was always a long shot.
Mental health is almost never brought up as a subject of conversation in Black America – certainly not in urban communities like Oakland where shootings and bursts of domestic violence are often leading stories on [...]
A resolution that allows discussion and action on a proposed November ballot measure to create a Public Safety Oversight Commission was approved by the City Council’s Rules Committee this week, which means the measure can [...]
Councilmember Noel Gallo is pushing the City Council to consider placing a charter amendment on the November ballot. The measure would create a public safety oversight commission to assume most of the authority over the [...]
The City of Oakland has agreed to $110,000 settlement in police shooting death of Alan Blueford, 18-year-old man who was preparing to graduate from Skyline High School at the time of his death.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is considering ending its use of ShotSpotter, an electronic sound detection system that the city has used for the past eight years to detect gunfire in East and West Oakland, [...]
Mayor Jean Quan announced Tuesday that interim chief Sean Whent will become the new chief of the Oakland Police Department Whent has served as the interim chief since Howard Jordan resigned last May for medical [...]