Tag Archives: OPD

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Finding “Justice” in the Wake of a Family’s Tragedy

Imagine how parents feel losing both of their children in the matter of seconds. That’s what the family of Justice and Mario Toliver has to confront.Justice, 17, was shot and killed by her 14-year-old brother, [...]
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Judge Henderson Fires Oakland Police Overseer

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson has fired the compliance director who has been overseeing the Oakland Police Department, saying that police reform will be better served by giving the authority to institute changes to the same [...]
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Lack of Progress on Police Reforms is Disappointing, Says Federal Monitor

The Oakland Police Department is slipping in its efforts to make substantive progress on court-ordered reforms, 11 years after the City of Oakland agreed to accept federal oversight of OPD to settle a lawsuit against [...]
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Man Beaten by Oakland Police Receives $645,000 Settlement

The City of Oakland has authorized paying an Army veteran $645,000 to settle a lawsuit against the city, alleging that the man was severely beaten by police during an Occupy protest on Nov. 2, 2011.
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1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence hosts 6th Annual Purple Gala

On December 12, the 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence nonprofit organization will hold its 6th Annual Purple Gala at the Jack London Aquatic Center at 5:30 p.m. where they will honor a “Survivor of the [...]
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Community Members Demand Answers from OPD Compliance Director

Protesters affiliated with PUEBLO and the Ella Baker Center attempted to confront Oakland Police Department Compliance Director Tom Frazier at his office on Wednesday. They have been angry about Frazier’s silence since he made the [...]
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Compliance Director Frazier Explains Why He Overruled Council on Police Reform OPD Investigating Itself Seen as the ‘Fox Guarding the Hen house,” Say Reformers

The federal overseer with authority over the Oakland Police Department this week finally explained why he overruled the City Council decision to house intake of all complaints against OPD officers outside of the department’s Internal [...]