Tag Archives: OPD

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 [...]
Oakland Police Department

Community Members Win Police Accountability Victory

After struggling for two years to overcome city staff resistance to carrying out a council-approved reform of intake of complaints against police, PUEBLO and other community organizations finally may be seeing light at the end [...]
Alaysha Carradine,8,  was killed in Oakland in July while attending a sleepover at a friend's house.

Oakland 8-year-old Slain During Sleepover

8-year-old Alaysha Carradine was at a sleepover with two other children and their grandmother in the Dimond District neighborhood when gunfire struck the apartment’s front security screen door killing Carradine and wounding everyone else in [...]