FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Oakland Parcel Tax Would Halt Officer Layoffs

August 28, 2010  | 

Oakland voters will consider a ballot measure in November that, if passed, would fund police and fire services for four years and halt officer layoffs, SF Gate.com reports.

The measure would impose a $360-a-year parcel tax. If passed, the City Council has promised to lay off no officers for three years. Members of Oakland's police union have also agreed to pay more toward pensions.

The measure is gaining steam, following the homicide of 13-year-old Jimon Clark, a stand-out athlete who was shot to death as he walked with his brother in an East Oakland neighborhood. The shooter took $2 from Clark's pocket, after shooting him.

Read the full story at SFGate.com.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Woman Now Faces First-Degree Murder in MO Officer's Slaying
Tammy Dee Widger's charges in the fatal shooting of Clinton, MO, Officer Ryan Morton last...
2 Florida Deputies Killed in Apparent Ambush at Restaurant
Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed Thursday in a restaurant in Trenton, FL, in...
Killing of Massachusetts Officer Renews Calls for State Death Penalty
The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the...
Maryland SRO to Receive NASRO National Award of Valor
The school resource officer (SRO) who quickly ended a shooting at Maryland’s Great Mills...
FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense
Together, the FLIR and DroneSense offerings will enhance situational awareness, act as a...

Police Magazine