Tag Archives: OPD

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 [...]
Rashidah Grinage, Executive Director of PUEBLO speaking to the Finance and Management committee of Oakland City Counci

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 [...]
Councilwoman Desley Brooks, District 6

OP-ED: Oakland Needs a Crime Reduction Plan says Desley Brooks

By Desley Brooks Oakland needs a comprehensive crime reduction plan that includes a crime gun reduction strategy. The sound of gunshots and their devastating aftermath is becoming far too common in our great city.
Assemblyman Rob Bonta's bill that he introduced, giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures, passed last Friday. Photo courtesy of Oakland Local

Bill Giving Oakland Council Control Over Gun Laws Passes Legislature

By Steven Tavares A bill giving the Oakland City Council a blank slate to enact stronger gun control measures than the rest of the state heads to the governor’s desk. The legislation authored by Oakland [...]
Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana at a press conference for OPD

Quan, Santana Accused of Thwarting Reform of Intake of Complaints Against OPD Officers.

Many supporters of increased police accountability to the community consider that it is a small step forward to take intake of complaints against police away from the police department and put it in the hands [...]
Bedroom window where gunshots were fired through, killing Andrew Thomas, 20, and his 1-year-old son, Drew while they were sleep. Photo by Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle. Photo taken from SFGate.

Double Homicide Claims Life of 1-yr-Old Family has lost 3 family members in 4 days

Hours after the city celebrated “National Night Out” – an annual national movement against crime – a double homicide early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of 20–year-old Andrew Thomas and his one-year-old son Drew Jackson. [...]
Pallbearers carry the casket of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine.  Photo taken by Spencer Whitney

Hundreds Mourn Loss of 8-Yr-Old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine

More than 200 family, friends, and community members gathered on Tuesday at McNary-Williams-Jackson Mortuary to pay their respects to 8-year-old Alaysha “Ladybug” Carradine. Alaysha was at a sleepover at a friend’s house in the Dimond [...]