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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.

Oakland Police Arrest Two, Seek One After Chase and Neighborhood Lockdown

December 29, 2009
Two teenagers were arrested, a third released, and a fourth is still being sought after a police chase over a stolen car ended in a crash and the possible firing of a gun at officers Monday night in Oakland, Calif., authorities said.

Oakland Swears In New Chief Batts

October 20, 2009
Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums will swear in the city's new police chief at the City Council meeting today, SFGate.com reports. Anthony Batts, 49, formerly the police chief in Long Beach, replaces Wayne Tucker, who retired in February.

Exclusive: New Oakland Chief Outlines Improvement Plan

September 15, 2009
On the eve of taking over as the Oakland Police Department's top cop, Anthony Batts told POLICE Magazine the department needs technological modernization, better crime statistics and a nudge to heal from the loss of four officers killed by a desperate parolee in March.

Discovery Channel and Oakland PD Argue Over Gang Crime in City

September 15, 2009
Oakland, according to police spokesman Jeff Thomason, has only a half-dozen gangs. What's even more astonishing is that police say that just a dozen of the more than 200 homicides in this city in 2008 and 2009 have been listed as gang-related killings.

Oakland Chief Tony Batts

September 14, 2009

Anthony Batts, who was picked to lead the Oakland (Calif.) PD, spoke with POLICE Magazine about his plan to upgrade technology, improve patrol morale, and bring additional resources to a department facing budget cuts and the grief from the loss of four officers killed pursuing a desperate parolee. Batts arrives from Long Beach, Calif., a city with similar demographics, where crime fell in six of his seven years as chief.

Oakland Taps Long Beach Chief to Lead Department

August 12, 2009
Long Beach police Chief Anthony Batts will take over the Oakland Police Department in September, the MercuryNews.com reports.

Family Says Hatchet-Wielding Man Shot by Oakland Cop was Not a Threat

August 4, 2009
Relatives of a hatchet-wielding man shot and killed by an Oakland police officer said Monday that he wasn't a threat and was simply holding a tool he uses as a handyman.

Oakland Officer Shoots, Kills Hatchet-Wielding Man

August 4, 2009
An Oakland police officer shot and killed a man armed with a hatchet at an East Oakland liquor store, police said Sunday.

Oakland Police Shoot, Kill Gunman in Street Battle

July 16, 2009
The incident began when the two officers tried to detain the man for an unspecified reason on the 1400 block of 16th Avenue, said Officer Jeff Thomason, department spokesman.

Oakland Council Proposes 10% Cut to Police Budget

June 29, 2009

On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police Department's personnel budget. The move would cut nearly $12 million from the general fund budget and account for the single largest reduction in the budget proposal that's up for approval on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ecumenical Panel Will Investigate Oakland SWAT Tragedy

June 2, 2009
A board that will include law enforcement experts from across the state and the nation will conduct a "complete review" of the March 21 fatal shootings of four police officers, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Oakland SWAT Captain Asks to be Reassigned After Team Expresses "No Confidence"

May 14, 2009
Capt. Ed Tracey made his request after a meeting with the 24-member SWAT team, during which officers said they "weren't confident in him" because of his conduct during the March 21 incident, a law enforcement source said. Two SWAT officers died in the raid.

Oakland Plans to Lay Off 140 Officers

May 7, 2009
Mayor Ron Dellums will release a budget plan today that will call for laying off as many as 140 police officers this year if outside funding cannot be identified, the Tribune has learned.

Four Slain Officers Honored at Oakland Police Memorial Service

May 7, 2009
Young and old, relatives of slain Oakland police officers came as they do every year, walking slowly into headquarters as a phalanx of police stood at attention outside.

What Can be Learned from the Oakland Tragedy

May 1, 2009

Four officers murdered. A fifth wounded. One suspect dead. A police department in shock. Not since the 1970 Newhall shooting has an officer-involved shooting reverberated so strongly throughout the law enforcement community.

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