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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 [...]
Alaysha Carradine,8,  was killed in Oakland in July while attending a sleepover at a friend's house.

Two Suspects Arrested in Killing of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine

Charges were filed last week against two individuals in the murder of 8-year-old of Alaysha Carradine. The announcement was made Tuesday morning at a press conference held by Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa, Alameda [...]
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Police Reformers File Ethics Commission Complaint

Tenacious as ever, Oakland police accountability activists are seeking to regain momentum in their efforts to house all intake of complaints against Oakland Police Department officers outside of the department’s Internal Affairs Division. After more [...]
ssociate Attorney General of the United States Tony West speaking Tuesday at press conference announcing grant.  Next to him on the right are Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson.

Oakland Awarded $4.5 million Federal Grant to Hire New Police Officers

Oakland will be receiving a $4.5 million grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to hire new police officers, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced at a press conference Tuesday morning at the Ronald [...]
Rashidah Grinage, Executive Director of PUEBLO, spoke to Post reporter Tasion Kwamilele about her disappointment in Judge Thelton Henderson's ruling, Thursday night at the Citizen's Police Review Board Meeting. Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Judge Backs Placing Civilian Complaint Intake in Police Department

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson and federal Compliance Director Thomas Frazier surprised police accountability activists this week when they announced they have decided to place civilian complaint intake technicians within the Internal Affairs Division of the [...]