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New Oakland Ordinance Reaffirms Right For Citizens To Record Police

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The Oakland City Council reaffirmed the right of members of the public to photograph and videotape police Wednesday evening.

The council passed an ordinance brought by the civic organization 100 Black Men of the Bay Area. 121 more words


Oakland Mayor looking to hire more police officers

OAKLAND (BCN) Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said today that she wants to hire more Oakland residents as police officers.

Speaking at a news conference announcing the launch of a new law enforcement pre-academy at Merritt College, Schaaf said, “We want to get more home-grown officers who can be compassionate and effective guardians of this community.” 460 more words


What on Earth is Going on with the Oakland Police Department?

I live in the quiet, safe Lakeshore neighborhood of Oakland. Of course,it’s not completely safe-we suffer car break-ins and home burglaries and some street robberies-this is a high crime city. 1,328 more words


Man Killed By Oakland Police In Alleged Chain Attack Once Arrested For Decapitating Goose

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A man who was shot and killed by police in a confrontation near Lake Merritt last week had previously been arrested on suspicion of stalking a woman and decapitating a goose, according to court documents. 348 more words


Oakland Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Allegedly Attacked Her With Metal Chain

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said a female officer fatally shot an assault suspect Thursday morning because the man immediately struck her multiple times with a metal chain when she tried to talk to him. 621 more words


Vigil Held For Man Accused Of Robbery, Carjacking Attempt Killed By Oakland Police

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Family, friends and activists held a vigil Friday night for a man who was fatally shot by Oakland Police officers on Wednesday. 389 more words