Oakland’s mayor and police commission are considering the case against OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong. We’re publishing a key secret document.
The commission expressed frustration with being sidelined in investigations of misconduct that threaten to derail OPD’s reform program.
Records leaked to The Oaklandside reveal that a sergeant who avoided punishment in a hit-and-run case earned nearly $500,000 in 2021, including overtime for special Chinatown patrols.
The new DA has asked for case files from various police agencies, including two Oakland police shootings from over a decade ago.
G. Harold Duffey and Steven Falk will fill in as interim city administrators while the city searches for a permanent replacement for Ed Reiskin.
Armstrong, placed on leave pending further investigation, told supporters he’ll fight to keep his job.
Echoing fired former Oakland police chief Anne Kirkpatrick, LeRonne Armstrong accused a federal monitor of abusing his job for profit.
Thao said she’ll hold all officers accountable for misconduct, regardless of rank. The police commission or federal monitor could also fire the chief.
Oakland police have long complained about favoritism when it comes to disciplinary matters. Armstrong’s handling of an eyebrow-raising internal investigation could cost him his job.
The chief is facing disciplinary action related to his alleged failures to hold subordinate officers accountable.
A sergeant who failed to report a hit-and-run and later destroyed evidence after an elevator shooting features in a new report on OPD’s internal affairs.
Intended to provide more transparency and accountability, the Nov. 8 election recount will include Oakland Unified’s hotly contested D4 race.
The City Council also plans to return to in-person meetings by March.
Two months after Election Day, a school board race is still undecided. Lawsuits and a possible recount loom. The Oaklandside reconstructed how we got here.
The possible recount comes after the Registrar of Voters disclosed that it made an error tallying ballots, possibly resulting in the wrong winner in a school board race.
A 10-day “Pineapple Express” is expected to cause flooding, debris flows, downed trees, and other hazards in Oakland.
The Oaklandside’s Jose Fermoso talks about the big stories in road safety and transportation in 2022.
The OUSD District 4 race was “affected” by an “issue,” according to the registrar’s office.
The Oaklandside’s Ricky Rodas reflects on a year of local stories that made big connections to world events.
Reporter Natalie Orenstein spoke about the past year of news on her beat, from rent caps to encampment sweeps.