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Interim Oakland PD Chief Gets Permanent Position

May 16, 2014
Oakland, Calif., interim Police Chief Sean Whent has been named the department's new permanent police chief.

Oakland PD Adds 47 Patrol Officers

April 7, 2014
Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city’s embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits to graduate from its police academy.

Oakland Chief Chases Carjacking Suspect

December 26, 2013
A man suddenly ran out of the SUV and away from the officers, police said. And that's when the 39-year-old chief and Officers Chris Eggers and John Romero began chasing the man on foot.

Oakland PD Buys Ford Interceptor SUVs

December 19, 2013
The department is receiving 82 of the new vehicles, marking the largest fleet purchase since 2001.

Oakland Pays Occupy Protesters $693K to Settle Excessive Force Claims

December 12, 2013
The payouts come less than six months after the city approved $2 million in settlements to resolve lawsuits accusing police of mistreating protesters at Occupy and BART demonstrations.

Video: Oakland Cops TASER Combative A's Fan

October 7, 2013
Oakland Police officers TASERed a fan at the Athletics' playoff game on Friday, when the fan attacked officers after his wife was ejected.

Oakland Cops TASER Combative A's Fan

October 7, 2013

Oakland Police officers TASERed a fan at the Athletics' playoff game on Friday, when the fan attacked officers after his wife was ejected. Read the full story here.

Oakland to Hire 10 Officers With $4.5M DOJ Grant

September 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice will give $4.5 million to the Oakland Police Department to hire 10 officers over the coming year, a federal official announced Tuesday.

Zimmerman Protests Turn Violent In Los Angeles

July 16, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 14 people late Monday in South Los Angeles, when members of a George Zimmerman protest began breaking windows and stomping on cars, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Oakland Protesters Get $1M+ Settlement

June 25, 2013
About 150 protesters arrested by the Oakland Police Department during an Oscar Grant rally will have their arrest records expunged and receive at least $4,500 each under an agreement reached with the city and Alameda County.

Oakland Union: 'No Confidence' In Radio System

June 17, 2013
Several Oakland City Council members agreed to delay spending $3 million to upgrade the emergency communications system after the patrol union blasted the system.

Oakland Chief Announces Medical Retirement

May 9, 2013
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan has stepped down from the department for medical reasons, he wrote in a letter to the force Thursday. Jordan, a longtime agency veteran, had led the force for 19 months.

Police Shooting Ruled Justified in Oakland Lawsuit

April 2, 2013
Officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz smiled and hugged their attorneys after a jury in U.S. District Court in Oakland, after deliberating for less than a day, ruled that they had not used unreasonable force against Derrick Jones, 37, when they shot and killed him in November 2010.

Oakland Mayor Apologizes for Promoting Lock-Pick Class

March 5, 2013
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is on the defensive, after a recent newsletter sent by her office included a plug for a class on how to pick locks. Quan apologized Wednesday.

Oakland Hires Bratton As Consultant

January 25, 2013
The city of Oakland has hired William Bratton to develop a public safety plan for California's most violent city. The City Council voted 7-1 to hire Bratton Wednesday, and awarded the former chief's security company a $250,000 contract.

Federal Judge Takes Over Oakland Police Department

December 14, 2012
A federal judge has placed Oakland Police Department reform efforts under his direct control, citing nearly a decade of inadequate attempts to comply with a legal settlement in a case that unmasked systemic police brutality and racial profiling.

Oakland Chief Filtered Out Occupy Email

November 2, 2012
People who've e-mailed Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan over the past year about Occupy Oakland probably didn't get much of a response. That's because he used a spam filter to dismiss messages sent to him with "Occupy Oakland" in the subject line.

Inside the Black Panther Party (1 of 2)

September 6, 2012
The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend African-American neighborhoods from police brutality. By the late 1960s, it represented a major threat to the Oakland Police Department.

Baltimore Hires Former Oakland Chief As Police Commissioner

August 28, 2012
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has selected former Oakland (Calif.) Police Chief Anthony Batts as the city's next police commissioner, bringing in a leader who has been hailed as an innovator but who struggled to push his agenda at his last job.

Black Panthers' Gun Supplier Was FBI Informant

August 23, 2012
A prominent 1960s Black Panther Party activist who supplied the group with its first firearms that were used in gun battles with Oakland police was working as an FBI informant.
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