The council said the money will fully restore Oakland’s Fire Department Services, restore Operation Ceasefire, walking foot patrol officers, expand ShotSpotter, and add community safety ambassadors in areas like Chinatown and the Fruitvale District, among other things.
April 14, 2021
Footage from a news helicopter showed that the driver of the tractor-trailer appeared to intentionally block the suspect.
April 7, 2021
Officers arriving at the business complex of Unified Homes heard gunfire and could not get through the gates. They secured bolt cutters, went through the gates, and engaged the suspected shooter.
April 1, 2021
Concord police in a Facebook post Monday lauded the quick actions taken by Officer Aaron Khamosh, who a driver flagged down on Salvio Street Friday night frantically asking for help.
March 30, 2021
She ran after the man to get him safely off the freeway, officials said. But before she could get to him, a vehicle traveling in the #1 lane of the eastbound freeway hit her.
March 29, 2021
The officers took her into protective custody and drove her to the police station, where she told detectives that over the past year she had been moved around Southern California and even taken to Nevada and Colorado, forced to work as a prostitute.
March 29, 2021
The deputy, assigned to the Hesperia station, was shot in an Aldi parking lot and was airlifted a nearby trauma center, according to the department. A citizen reportedly found him in the parking lot and called in the "officer down" to dispatch using the officer's radio.
March 24, 2021
During the arrest, the suspect was found to be operating a drone, Simi Valley police said. The drone was recovered and suspected heroin was found attached to it.
March 22, 2021
Just last year, United Teachers Los Angeles, a teachers union in the area, released a research paper on steps needed to safely reopen public schools and expressed the need to free up additional funding by defunding the police.
March 19, 2021
According to the court documents, the photos of the crash site were widely shared among law enforcement authorities who had no reason to possess them for any investigatory purpose. The litigation describes the circulation of graphic photos of the victims’ bodies as a form of “morbid gossip.”
March 18, 2021
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter ruled against county attorneys who argued the deputies' names should remain under seal because releasing them would make their personal information, including addresses, accessible online and possibly make them targets for hackers.
March 9, 2021
The LAPD announced in a statement Wednesday the death of Officer Jose Anzora. He worked for the department since 2011, and spent the majority of his career in the Newton Division.
March 4, 2021
Harbor Police Department said their officers exchanged gunfire with the man, who has not been publicly identified, before arresting him.
March 2, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement on the hiring that reads in part: "Once again, Gascón is thumbing his nose at crime victims by hiring someone who wants to abolish prisons, defund public safety, and who has expressed outright hatred toward police officers. ...do we really need criminal defense attorneys on both sides of the aisle?"
February 25, 2021
A witness said the deputy was pursuing a Dodge Charger into an intersection when the deputy was struck by another vehicle.
February 25, 2021