During the pandemic, people flocked to the lake, tensions grew, and Oaklanders sought ways to make our parks more welcoming and equitable.
City councilmembers say civilian-led public safety programs and investments in housing, jobs, and the arts will grow over time, eventually leading to smaller police budgets.
The City Council will vote tomorrow on Oakland’s next two-year budget—including police spending—days after a mass shooting at Lake Merritt.
Councilmembers Nikki Fortunato Bas and Carroll Fife rallied hundreds Tuesday evening to support their vision for public safety in Oakland.
District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas unveiled her amendments to Mayor Libby Schaaf’s proposed two-year budget Monday.
Nuestra sala de redacción se esfuerza por informar responsablemente y con mucho cuidado sobre la vida de aquellas personas afectadas por violencia. Queríamos compartir más sobre nuestro enfoque de esta historia.
Striving to report responsibly on the lives of people impacted by violence requires great care. We wanted to share more on our approach to this story.
OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong said today multiple officers will be disciplined for misconduct during demonstrations last summer.
Police commission investigators found multiple officers improperly used force, mistreated arrestees, and other policy violations.
But the officers’ identities could be made public as early as next month after a federal judge ruled the public has a right to know.