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.
Years in the making, the Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland could fundamentally change how the city responds to mental health calls and other crises.
The American Rescue Plan includes financial assistance for cities. The money could help Oakland avoid severe budget cuts.
Community members have several upcoming opportunities to give the city feedback on its sweeping plan to cut police spending.
The report describes how building and operating the A’s ballpark complex could impact Oakland’s environment. The public has 45 days to comment.
Health advocates say inequities in vaccine distribution are a problem, but it would be much worse without grassroots groups and clinics.
The assaults have sparked international outrage and been widely called hate crimes. Is there evidence that they were racially motivated?
Is crime in Chinatown really increasing? What does community solidarity look like? The second report in our two-part series.
A 22-year OPD veteran, city leaders say Armstrong is a “native son” committed to the city he grew up in.
Citing reporting failures by the police department, the volunteer board is asking the City Council to end use of the cameras.
After a series of robberies and and assaults in Chinatown, city leaders are arguing over approaches to funding public safety.