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Oakland Mayor and OPD Chief Discuss Police Cams on CNN

  In an interview last weekend on CNN, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Libby Schaaf weighed in on growing national demands for police to wear body cameras in the wake of incessant reports [...]
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OPD Must Seek Ways to Avoid Deadly Force, Says Federal Monitor Black and Latino motorists and pedestrians stopped and searched disproportionately

  Independent Monitor Robert Warshaw, federal Judge Thelton Henderson’s representative in Oakland, is putting a spotlight on police shootings in cases that may be “by the book” and “legally defensible” but result in injuries and [...]
Mayor Libby Schaaf and Jessie Mae Brown, 87, of Oakland, who attends Allen Temple Baptist Church and has hosted a National Night Out event in her community for 32 years.

Oakland Celebrates 32nd Annual National Night Out Ella Baker Center Hosts Alternative “Night for Safety and Liberation”

  By Post Staff   Oakland neighbors held at least 560 block parties Tuesday evening, part of National Night Out, a popular and growing annual celebration in neighborhoods and cities across the country.
Oakland Natives Give Back provided free backpacks and supplies to children at the annual Attend and Achieve Back to School Event at City Hall in 2014.  This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 22.

OUSD Gears up for Start of School – Monday, Aug. 24 Oakland, other districts, struggle to hire in face of teacher shortag

  The Oakland school district is doing parent outreach and conducting a publicity campaign to let families know that the first day of school is earlier than usual this year – Monday, Aug. 24.
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President and Barbara Lee Visit Ethiopia and Kenya Obama: “I’m Proud To Be the First Kenyan-American President”

  By NBC News and Post Staff President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi.   “I am proud to be the first American president to [...]
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OPD Efforts to Recruit African Americans Yield Meager Results

    Recent efforts by the Oakland Police Department to increase the numbers of African American officers have resulted in meager results in the hiring and retention of Black officers, according to a report submitted [...]
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OPD Diversity Still Falls Short Disparities in hiring of Blacks, Latinos and Asians; Blacks most underrepresented

  A new report released by the City of Oakland indicates that the police department is still falling short in efforts to diversify its force of sworn officers.