Check out the remarkable job description for the next head of the OPD, just released.
With the pandemic and suspicious postal service cuts, voters face more obstacles this year. Here’s what local officials are planning, and how to make sure your ballot is counted.
Some Lake Merritt residents say the city isn’t working fast enough to address noise, partying, trash, and illegal vending.
The Coliseum, housing, police budgets: in an online forum last night, incumbents defended their records and challengers laid out visions for change.
A federal monitor criticized OPD for failing to properly investigate officers who killed a homeless man in 2018.
Black and brown vendors operating without permits say they need the lake, and the lake needs them. What should the city do?
He also said outside agencies must follow Oakland’s rules—and asked about those infamous Molotov cocktails.
The City Council voted to set up a commission to redesign Oakland’s public safety system, including a 50% reduction in police spending.
Mayor Libby Schaaf cast the tiebreaking vote, calling efforts to further reduce OPD spending irresponsible and dangerous. A task force could be next.
According to the mayor and neighbors, last night an unknown group exploded fireworks, scrawled anti-police messages, and splattered red paint on Schaaf’s residence.
Coronavirus cases have suddenly exploded in Alameda County’s massive jail, calling into question whether the virus can be stopped.
Salgado’s family criticized the police today for “hiding” the identities of the officers involved in the June 6 Oakland shooting.
A visual examination of what happened before Oakland police fired on protesters on June 1.
City councilmembers’ proposed ban was ultimately softened to a recommendation.
Several councilmembers wanted bigger cuts, and signaled future plans to reduce by up to $150 million.
Several councilmembers and many civilian city employees say it’s time to rethink OPD’s budget.
The twists and turns of a two-year battle over police discipline.
OPD said the officers opened fire after Salgado rammed his car into CHP vehicles.
Scenes from a furious gathering of 5,000 that left major destruction and confusion in its wake.
Leaders hope Wednesday night’s action forces a turning point in the conversation about funding for local law enforcement versus other public resources.