In emotional testimony, Anne Kirkpatrick said she was fired as retaliation for elevating concerns about Police Commission members.
With Roe v. Wade’s future in jeopardy, Oakland leaders pledge to protect abortion and other reproductive health-care rights.
Plus: Legal settlements with two former city employees and funding to help people living at a E. 12th Street homeless encampment.
OPD found the lieutenant used excessive force and was dishonest, but his attorney claims the department was cynically juking disciplinary stats.
Yesenia Sanchez and JoAnn Walker are challenging incumbent Gregory Ahern to oversee the county’s largest law enforcement agency.
Pamela Price, Seth Steward, Terry Wiley, and Jimmie Wilson want to succeed Nancy O’Malley as the county’s top prosecutor.
Measure C would extend a parcel tax that currently provides the city’s library system with $18 million annually, or 40% of its budget.
Plus: Madison Park is being renamed for Wilma Chan and councilmembers want an investigation of the treatment of women of color.
Surlene Grant, David Kakishiba, Rebecca Kaplan, and Lena Tam want to represent downtown and East Oakland on the powerful county board.
A federal judge said Wednesday that if OPD can sustain policing reforms for a 1-year period, it could soon regain independence.