By Larry C. White Jerry Brown was mayor of Oakland in 2003 when the Oakland Police Department was put under the supervision of federal Judge Thelton Henderson as fallout from the “Riders” scandal. &
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 [...]
Concerns are being raised that Mayor Libby Schaaf has promoted Oakland Police Department (OPD) Acting Assistant Chief David Downing to a position as permanent Assistant Police Chief, without informing the public or the City Council.
Only two members of the City Council – Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan – were willing to stand up for a motion to deprive the mayor of the power to appoint three members of the [...]
Nearly 100 people showed up to speak at Tuesday’s city council meeting in support of a strong, independent police oversight commission in Oakland, which will be voted on next Tuesday.
A proposal advocating changes to the Oakland Police Department’s recruiting practices passed unanimously this week at a packed Public Safety Committee meeting. “We have for many years received concerns about underrepresentation of people of [...]
Police accountability activists this week established an anonymous hotline for whistleblowers to report “corruption, misconduct and predatory policing” within the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The hotline was set up by Civil Rights attorney Dan [...]
The City of Oakland’s highest paid employee is a police officer named Malcolm E. Miller, who earned a total of $489,662 in salary and benefits in 2015, according to information from the online database transparentcalifornia.com.
While Oakland is reeling from widening revelations of the Oakland Police Department’s rape and racist text scandals, the community is demanding changes to the way the police department is run and to the city’s public [...]
Dozens of low-wage workers and housing rights advocates gave Mayor Libby Schaaf a wake up call at her house early Monday morning, demanding that she take urgent action to protect Oakland’s most vulnerable residents from [...]