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Vievu Body Cameras on Patrol with Major Agencies

December 8, 2017
Oakland PD was an early advocate of Vievu body camera technology and has been using the company's products since 2010. The department currently has 775 cameras; most of them the Vievu LE3 model. Now the department is moving to upgrade all of its officers' cameras to the latest Vievu model, the LE5.

Gunman Opens Fire on Oakland Officers, Residents with Rifle

February 17, 2017
Oakland, CA, police have arrested a man they say triggered a tense standoff with police after firing a rifle at officers and residents near a local high school Friday morning.

Video: Gunman Opens Fire on Oakland Officers, Residents with Rifle

February 17, 2017
Oakland, CA, police have arrested a man they say triggered a tense standoff with police after firing a rifle at officers and residents near a local high school Friday morning.

Incoming Oakland Chief to Get Historically High Pay

February 9, 2017
Not only will incoming Chief Anne Kirkpatrick have the largest base salary of any top cop in Oakland — at $270,000 — her total compensation package includes a bump for various degrees and other premiums, dictated by an agreement between the Oakland Police Management Association and the city.

Officer Overseeing Chicago Police Reforms Named Oakland Chief

January 4, 2017
The mayor has named Anne Kirkpatrick, a former police chief of Spokane, Washington, as the chief for Oakland, sources told the East Bay Times. More Here.

Video: Officer Overseeing Chicago Police Reforms Named Oakland Chief

January 4, 2017
The mayor has named Anne Kirkpatrick, a former police chief of Spokane, WA, as the chief for Oakland, sources told the East Bay Times.

3 Officers Injured in Oakland Anti-Trump Riot

November 10, 2016
Police deployed tear gas several times throughout the night to keep members of the crowd from throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks, M-80s and Molotov cocktails at officers. More Here.

Video: 3 Officers Injured in Oakland Anti-Trump Riot

November 10, 2016
Police deployed tear gas several times throughout the night to keep members of the crowd from throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks, M-80s and Molotov cocktails at officers.

4 Oakland Officers to be Fired Over Sex Scandal

September 8, 2016
In all 12 officers (including one who is ordered to receive counseling and more training) are being disciplined, officials said, making it one of the largest mass discipline cases in the department’s recent history.

After 3 Chiefs in 9 Days and Multiple Scandals, Oakland PD Now Run by City Admin

June 20, 2016
A visibly frustrated Mayor Libby Schaaf revealed the probe at a news conference Friday night that she began with a simple declaration: “I am here to run a police department, not a frat house.” With that, she disclosed that her city’s department, already engulfed in a sex scandal, was also being probed for racist communications that were “wholly inappropriate and not acceptable for anyone who wears the badge of the Oakland Police Department.” More Here.

Video: After 3 Chiefs in 9 Days and Multiple Scandals, Oakland PD Now Run by City Admin

June 20, 2016
A visibly frustrated Mayor Libby Schaaf revealed the probe at a news conference Friday night that she began with a simple declaration: “I am here to run a police department, not a frat house.” With that, she disclosed that her city’s department, already engulfed in a sex scandal, was also being probed for racist communications that were “wholly inappropriate and not acceptable for anyone who wears the badge of the Oakland Police Department.”

Oakland PD Cancels Cinco de Mayo DUI Checkpoint After People Take Offense on Social Media

May 6, 2016
The lengthy warning, titled “Fiesta Time or Jail Times,” about driving while intoxicated made many references to such drinks as tequila and margaritas, and many people complained it was offensive.

Oakland Councilwoman Wants Police to Lower Written Test Standard for Recruits to Achieve More Officer Diversity

October 19, 2015
The Oakland PD written exam is already “scored on a curve” and counts any score of 45 or above as passing. The Oakland PD said holding 45 as the lowest passing score provides assurances that applicants “are somewhat above minimally qualified and thus more prepared to succeed in the academy, field training and as a police officer.”

Protesters Block Oakland Freeway After Police Kill Carjacking Suspect

August 13, 2015
At around 10:15 p.m., video from the NBC Bay Area helicopter showed protesters blocking lanes on Interstate 980 near Interstate 880 in Oakland. Police responded to the area to clear the traffic jam. More Here.

Video: Protesters Block Oakland Freeway After Police Kill Carjacking Suspect

August 13, 2015
At around 10:15 p.m., video from the NBC Bay Area helicopter showed protesters blocking lanes on Interstate 980 near Interstate 880 in Oakland. Police responded to the area to clear the traffic jam.

Oakland Police Websites Hacked Over Protest Response

December 11, 2014
The Oakland police department and city websites were offline on Wednesday and activist hackers from the Anonymous collective who threatened to take action against law enforcement over the Bay Area demonstrations claimed responsibility for the outage.

California Officer Run Over by Stolen Vehicle, Seriously Injured

December 5, 2014
A San Leandro, Calif., police officer was run over by a car and sustained serious injuries to his legs Thursday morning. The 16-year-old girl suspected of driving the car was in custody by the end of the day

California Police Out Johns on Social media

September 7, 2014
Bay area police have begun posting mugshots on social media sites like Facebook of "johns" arrested in prostitution stings.

On-Body Camera May Disprove Racial Profiling Claim Against Oakland Officer

September 4, 2014
A black Oakland firefighter said he was the victim of racial profiling when a white city police officer kept his hand on his gun while temporarily detaining him and his two sons at a fire station, mistakenly believing he might be a burglar. More Here.

Video: On-Body Camera May Disprove Racial Profiling Claim Against Oakland Officer

September 4, 2014
Oakland police officials said the officer's response was "within policy," and they released a video from the officer's city-issued chest camera that appeared to contradict some of Jones' account.
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