Mayor Schaaf said a supermajority of residents want more police, but reform advocates say the public is really on their side.
Schaaf’s budget plan maintains police spending in a year when many are calling for ‘defunding’ and ‘reimagining.’
Law enforcement agencies often ignore such requests, despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct.
A state appeals court ruled that police officers under active investigation aren’t entitled to investigator’s confidential records.
Nearly as many Black people died in Oakland from a bullet in 2020 as from COVID-19.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Chief LeRonne Armstrong said department reforms have led to progress. Others question whether the gains are sustainable.
Oakland will have a new city budget soon. It’s a good time to clear up a widely shared misconception about OPD’s share of city spending.
Nine years after the controversial police shooting, the public—and Blueford’s family—can finally look at the officer’s disciplinary record.
By giving 600 low-income families $500 per month, supporters hope to pressure state and federal lawmakers to do the same for all.
Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force approved 88 detailed proposals to shrink the role of OPD, rethink police accountability, and invest more in non-police alternatives.