Mayor Schaaf said a supermajority of residents want more police, but reform advocates say the public is really on their side.
Major League Baseball and the Oakland A’s say the team will consider leaving the city if it doesn’t get a waterfront stadium. Here’s what to keep an eye on next.
Schaaf’s budget plan maintains police spending in a year when many are calling for ‘defunding’ and ‘reimagining.’
Law enforcement agencies often ignore such requests, despite a 2019 California law mandating the release of certain records related to police misconduct.
A state appeals court ruled that police officers under active investigation aren’t entitled to investigator’s confidential records.
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Nearly as many Black people died in Oakland from a bullet in 2020 as from COVID-19.
The city has to decide whether to build the A’s proposed stadium in West Oakland. There’s far more at stake than just baseball.
A federal investigation found that the county’s lack of community-based services forces people into inadequate treatment in emergency rooms and Santa Rita Jail.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Chief LeRonne Armstrong said department reforms have led to progress. Others question whether the gains are sustainable.