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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.
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.
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