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Oakland Police Radios Failed During Obama Visit

July 27, 2012
This city's year-old $18 million police radio system failed repeatedly during President Barack Obama's visit to Oakland on Monday and during protests surrounding it.

Todd Young's Long Road Back

June 13, 2012

Shot on an Oakland street, Officer Todd Young endures numerous surgeries and continuous rehab to regain his status as a gang investigator and SWAT officer. His story is part of PoliceMag's "Returning To Duty" Web-only series about officers injured on the job.

Shots Fired: Oakland, California 08/27/2010

June 13, 2012

After serving several DEA warrants in Oakland, Fremont, Calif., police officer Todd Young and his partner headed into East Oakland in hopes of locating a wanted Union City gang member whose ex-girlfriend had said that he'd been hanging out in the area. The officers were met with gunfire, when they located their suspect.

Returning To Duty: Todd Young

June 12, 2012

Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young returned fire, after a violent Norteno gang member fired 10 rounds at him at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2010 on a street in Oakland. Officers performed trauma care on Young and delivered him to Highland Hospital, where he received life-saving emergency medical care. He is now recovering and plans to rejoin the SWAT team later this year or in early 2013. We feature his story in the June 2012 "Shots Fired" and "Todd Young's Long Road Back."

ATF, Oakland Police Arrest 60, Seize 92 Guns

May 30, 2012
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Oakland Police Department arrested 60 suspects and seized 92 weapons, culminating a four-month investigation.

Oakland Police Alter Crowd-Control Policy

April 25, 2012
The Oakland Police Department will implement "major reforms" in crowd-control tactics, as a result of Occupy protests that resulted in injuries and widespread use of tear gas last fall triggered hundreds of abuse complaints.

Tales of the Occupation

February 17, 2012

The Occupy protestors have been willing to forego "nine-to-five" picketing in favor of setting up camps on public land. And that has presented two major problems for law enforcement: crime within the camps and civil disobedience once the protesters are legally ordered to disperse.

Oakland Considers Getting Tougher On Occupiers

February 7, 2012
Oakland's City Council tonight will consider beefing up enforcement of protest-related laws as a response to escalating Occupy demonstrations. The Oakland Police Department has been selective about enforcing certain protest-related laws, often refraining from arrests or citations unless a protest turns violent.

Oakland Police Face Federal Takeover

January 26, 2012
The Oakland Police Department must give up some of its executive powers to a court-appointed monitor, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Mob Rules: Was 2011 the Year of Lawlessness?

December 2, 2011
Two popular social movements in 2011—flash mobs and occupiers—placed a great strain on cities and their LE agencies. It wasn't long before both movements were infiltrated and hijacked by troublemakers bent on violence.

Black-Bloc Anarchists: Revolution for the Hell of It

November 22, 2011
Even though anarchists who use black-bloc tactics are relatively few in number, their strategy and tactics of wreaking havoc, chaos and mayhem provides them with the sensational news coverage they crave.

Tensions Between Occupiers and Police Intensify In U.S. Cities

November 14, 2011
Tensions between Occupiers and police intensified over the weekend in Portland, Oakland, Denver, and other U.S. cities as municipalities stepped up their efforts to remove the protesters from city property. Several officers were assaulted by protesters during the incidents.

Oakland Cop Discusses Occupy Role

November 14, 2011

Oakland Police Officer Fred Shavies responds to claims that he infiltrated the Occupy movement by participating in protests.

Video: Occupy Oakland Videographer Struck by Less-Lethal Round

November 8, 2011
An Occupy Oakland videographer who says he wanted to film police response to the protests captured himself being struck by a non-lethal round fired by an officer.

Oakland Occupier Shot by Less-Lethal Round

November 8, 2011

Scott Campbell filmed officers as he walked a police line at the Occupy Oakland general strike last week when he was shot with a nonlethal beanbag or rubber bullet by police.

Oakland Police 'Confused' by Mayor's Stance on Occupy Protest

November 2, 2011
Oakland's police union has asked Mayor Jean Quan for more clarity about how officers should handle today's Occupy protest, after the mayor voiced support for the protesters and gave other city workers the day off to participate in the event.

Video: Oakland Police Tear Gas Occupy Protesters

October 26, 2011
Police fired tear gas and flash-bangs Tuesday night into a crowd of several hundred protesters backing the Occupy movement who unsuccessfully tried to retake an encampment outside Oakland City Hall that officers had cleared more than 12 hours earlier.

Oakland Cops Clash with Occupy Protesters

October 26, 2011

Oakland Police officers fired tear gas and flash-bang grenades at Occupy protesters who were attempting to reclaim encampments near City Hall.

Asst. Oakland Police Chief Again Takes Over Agency

October 16, 2011
For the second time in three years, Assistant Chief Howard Jordan has been named interim chief of the Oakland Police Department.

Oakland Chief Resigns, Citing Lack of Resources

October 12, 2011
Two years after taking the job, Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts resigned from a department that has lost 150 officers since his arrival.
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