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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.
ACLU Questions Oakland's Body Camera Policy In Fatal Shooting
October 3, 2011
The officer's Vievu on-body camera, which is about the size of a pager, captured the Sept. 25 shooting in East Oakland. The officer fatally shot the suspect, who had a gun and drugs, after a foot pursuit and struggle.
Feds Fund Hiring of 1,000 Local Officers
September 29, 2011
The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office awarded the grants to 238 law enforcement agencies and municipalities. The awards will create or help preserve 1,021 sworn law enforcement positions.
Fewer Cops In Oakland Results In 'Brazen' Crimes
August 18, 2011
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is repeating his public call for more officers, after a violent crime spike of "brazen activity" that included the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in broad daylight.
Oakland Cop Shoots Man Who Punched Her, Swung Metal Bar
August 13, 2011
A possibly homeless man forced an Oakland Police officer to shoot him Friday, after he punched her and began swinging a metal bar at her that he pulled out of a shopping cart.
When Crowds Turn Into Violent Mobs
July 8, 2011
Flash mobs first gained popularity with their synchronized dancing, mega-pillow fights, and the like. It now appears that the thugs have interjected their own version of flash mobs: large roving bands of predators hunting their next prey.
Oakland Considering Using Civilians to Investigate Police
June 13, 2011
Currently, the city primarily relies on the Oakland Police Department to investigate complaints against its own officers. Some community activist groups and council members are pushing to tip that balance in the direction of civilians with no connection to the department to do that work instead.
Suspected Prostitute Left Babies In Car While Working
April 21, 2011
The 25-year-old Stockton woman was seen loitering on 16th Avenue near a dirty Oldsmobile. She was arrested in an undercover sting.
Oakland Norteño Named In Injunction Arrested With Rifle Strapped to Chest
April 11, 2011
Since police filed the case in October, 15 of 40 members named in a gang injunction have been arrested, including one in a court room. The injunction bars the men from hanging out together in a 2-square-mile "safety zone" and imposes a 10 p.m. curfew.
10 Laid-Off Oakland Officers Return to Duty
February 22, 2011
The officers are expected to return to the streets in a week or two, after undergoing some retraining, including firearms qualification and being updated on changes to department policies.
Gang Parolee Fires At Oakland Cops
February 7, 2011
An alleged gang member released from prison several weeks ago fired on officers responding to the shots-fired call, after he fired at another vehicle on Saturday in North Oakland.
Oakland Will Hire Back 10 of 80 Laid-off Officers
February 1, 2011
The move brings the force to 666 sworn, and will cost about $500,000, funds expected to come from savings from positions of officers leaving that won't be filled.
Oakland Police Kill Man Pointing Fake Rifle
January 31, 2011
Officers fatally shot 39-year-old Matthew Cicelski outside his ex-girlfriend's home as he walked around the 5500 block of Taft Avenue clad in camouflage clothing. Neighbors reported Cicelski walking up and down and "prancing" along Taft Avenue as if he were "patrolling" the street.
Oakland Chief Doesn't Get San Jose Job
January 28, 2011
Popular Oakland Police chief Anthony Batts released a statement saying he didn't get the job and, at the same time, raised doubts about whether he'll stay to lead an Oakland force that has shrunk from 800 to 657 in a year.
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