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Oakland Parcel Tax Would Halt Officer Layoffs

August 28, 2010
The measure would impose a $360-a-year parcel tax. If passed, the City Council has promised to lay off no officers for three years. Members of Oakland's police union have also agreed to pay more toward pensions.

Oakland Police Union, City Agree on New Pension Deal

August 10, 2010
Oakland's police union said Monday that its members agreed to pay more into their pensions and accepted a later retirement for new hires, concessions that depend on voters passing a four-year, $360-a-year parcel tax in November.

Oakland Riot Strategy and Tactics (Part 2 of 2)

July 29, 2010
I was particularly impressed by the "collapsing containment" tactic that effectively took ground away from rioters. What I was most impressed with was the disciplined professionalism by all the officers I saw.

Oakland Riot Strategy and Tactics (Part 1 of 2)

July 27, 2010
I watched as police response, low key at first, transformed to counter the crowd that had turned into a riotous mob. I was highly impressed by the professional, organized and disciplined police response.

Oakland PD Searches for Apartment Sniper

July 19, 2010
Oakland police officers were searching for a gunman, who fired several shots at officers Sunday evening from an apartment.

Police ID Man Shot By BART, Oakland PD After Foot Pursuit

July 19, 2010
Fred Collins led five officers on a foot pursuit from the Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Fruitville Station in Oakland. He had yelled "shoot me, shoot me, shoot me," to officers, who initially tried to stun him with TASERs.

Oakland Chief Releases List of 44 Crimes PD Won't Respond To

July 14, 2010
Chief Batts released a list of situations police won't respond to that includes grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. Several of the lesser crimes include discarding an appliance with a lock, an unauthorized cable TV connection and a stolen license plate.

Layoffs Loom for 80 Oakland Officers

July 13, 2010
The layoffs of 80 of Oakland's 776 police officers on Monday moved closer to reality Friday as the police union's leaders agreed to all of the city's demands but demanded a three-year layoff moratorium as a prerequisite for any concessions.

Off-Duty Officer Arrests Oakland Man Who Hurled Infant Into Traffic

July 12, 2010
The officer saw a man later identified as John Taylor Jr., hurl the 18-month-old girl into traffic, where she was hit by a vehicle. The officer helped remove the girl, who was determined to be the suspect's child, from underneath the vehicle. She escaped major injury.

Oakland Mayor Says Officer Layoffs Will Balance Budget

June 23, 2010
Promising to cut positions from his city's police department, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums released a plan Tuesday that would eliminate 53 officers and 27 unfilled positions.

Oakland Police To Receive Crowd Control Training

June 18, 2010
The department hopes to avert a replay of rioting that occurred in January 2009, after Mehserle was arrested, then released on bail.

Oakland PD Will Investigate Badge vs. Badge Boxing Melee

May 24, 2010
The Oakland Police Department will investigate its officers' role in a melee that followed the "Badge vs. Badge" boxing match in northern California on Friday.

Oakland Police Arrest 26 'Ghost Town' Members

May 21, 2010
Officers served 12 search warrants leading to the arrest of Ghost Town members who have been linked to murder, assault, robbery, carjacking and narcotics and weapons offenses.

Oakland PD's Recruit Class Is First In Two Years

April 20, 2010
The diverse group includes 13 minorities, six women and nine bilingual speakers—Spanish and Cantonese are the most predominant second languages. The majority live in the East Bay, with seven residing in Oakland.

One Year After the Oakland Police Murders

March 30, 2010
For two months after the tragic shootings, OPD SWAT went into "stand down" mode, to regroup and train replacement Sergeants. Oakland is part of Alameda County, so Alameda County's tactical team handled any callouts while the OPD team regrouped. In May 2009, OPD SWAT became operational again and has since handled dozens of missions, successfully.

Oakland SWAT Gets Additional Review

January 13, 2010
The Oakland Police Department's SWAT unit will get an additional third-party review, following a Board of Inquiry report that harshly criticized its handling of a desperate parolee's killing of four officers in March.

The Oakland Police Murders: What We Think We Know

January 12, 2010
Start with the OPD board of inquiry after-action report and definitely include the OPD radio transmissions from March 21. Follow up on these by reading as many news and LE articles, blogs, commentaries that you can find, especially via the Internet. And if you have access to any "inside intel," that's better yet.

Probe: Missteps Led to Oakland Police Killings

January 7, 2010
An independent report on the March 2009 slayings of four Oakland police officers released Wednesday concluded that two SWAT team members lost their lives in a poorly planned "ad hoc" raid in search of the killer that should have been called off.

Oakland SWAT Ambush: After-Action Report

January 7, 2010
The report details a cascade of mistakes that led to the tragic deaths of Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Ervin Romans, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai. It faults the Oakland PD for poor communication, weak command and control, and poor planning.

Oakland to Seek Injunction Against Street Gang

January 5, 2010
In coming months, City Attorney John Russo will seek Oakland's first civil gang injunction, his office said. Such measures bar gang members from associating with each other or displaying colors, among other sanctions, in certain areas of town.
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