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Updates to OPD hiring policies

This afternoon, Councilmember Kaplan is introducing a set of changes to OPD’s hiring requirements at the Public Safety Committee meeting.

The changes come from the recent work of the Ad-Hoc Working Group on OPD Recruitment and aim to broaden the pool of eligible applicants to become Oakland police officers to better reflect the city’s diversity. 72 more words

Public Safety

Police Sex Scandal: Seven officers charged includes oral copulation, lewd acts, prostitution

OAKLAND (KRON) — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Friday that seven officers are being charged in the sexual misconduct scandal plaguing Bay Area law enforcement agencies. 1,265 more words


Police Commission Measure: Exactly What Did the Council Just Do?

Last month, the City Council passed a resolution putting a police commission measure on this November’s ballot. (Read recent coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle… 1,125 more words

Public Safety

Ruthless @OaklandPoliceCA executes man for holding a pellet gun - family sues

The family of an Oakland executed by police while holding a pellet gun was set to file a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the city of Oakland and the officers involved, attorneys said. 291 more words

Sacramento Update

Oakland PD Sergeant Avoids Domestic Violence Charges Despite Video Evidence

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A decorated Oakland police sergeant faced no criminal charges for his domestic violence arrest last year and remains in his position despite evidence of a history of abuse turned over by his ex-girlfriend, including allegedly threatening her with a gun to her head, according to newly released police documents and the woman who reported the abuse. 1,962 more words


Oakland Protesters Hold Rally After Chaining Themselves To Police Headquarters

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Protesters in Oakland rallied at Frank Ogawa Plaza after some protesters chained themselves to the doors of the Oakland police headquarters earlier on Thursday. 488 more words


Oakland May Form Citizen Police Commission

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – The Oakland City Council will consider a proposal creating a citizen police commission that would have the power to fire the police chief. 171 more words