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.
Youth organizers hope the massive student-led action will inspire other young people to safely organize, too.
News and notes from our Oakland newsletter.
The ‘Universal Language’ mural on Alice Street was covered up by an apartment tower. An ‘ascendant’ new mural will replace it two blocks away.
Bishop Bob Jackson hosted the rally, but it was organized and led by anti-LGBTQ SoCal pastor Jim Domen.