Tag Archives: OPD

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Judge Henderson, Overseeing Oakland Police Reforms for 13 Years, to Retire Future of OPD compliance to court-mandated reforms uncertain

Thelton Henderson, the federal judge who has overseen the reform of the Oakland Police Department for over a dozen years and has a long law career stemming back to the Civil Rights Movement, will be [...]
Towanda Sherry, a member of Causa Justa: Just Cause, speaks at Wednesday's community forum on safe and affordable housing. Behind her stand dozens of community members, artists and homeless residents who spoke after her. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Administration Adding Insult to Injury with “Aggressive” Response to Warehouse Fire, Say Community Members

The town hall meeting on safe and affordable housing that was held on Wednesday brought together roughly 300 community members, artists and homeless residents who had a chance to tell city leaders what solutions they [...]
Dozens of people gathered in front of Oakland City Hall in support of the City Council's sanctuary city resolution on Tuesday. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Pledges to Lock Arms Against Anti-Immigrant Threats

Oakland City Council unanimously passed a ‘sanctuary city’ resolution, reaffirming that the city will protect its immigrant and undocumented residents from deportations in the face of president-elect Donald Trump’s anti-immigration threats. &nb
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 [...]
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.
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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.
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 [...]