State police held Vincent Ray Williams III at gunpoint after a California Department of Transportation worker at a West Oakland encampment claimed he was armed.
OPD’s court-appointed monitor cited the investigation as an example of the department rigorously examining use of force incidents after prior failures.
James Ramsey is accused of committing a hate crime against Carl Chan, but the public defender says that’s a false allegation.
The proportion of Hispanic and white residents increased, while the number of Black residents continued to decline.
Customers who bailed family and friends out of Alameda County jail claim Bad Boys Bail Bonds “rushed” them into onerous debts.
The winner of the Aug. 31 special election takes a seat left open by Attorney General Rob Bonta.
Highway patrol officers would enforce traffic laws, patrol International Boulevard and commercial districts.
An independent commission voters established in 2014 to oversee changes to City Council and school board districts, based on the 2020 census, wants to hear from Oakland residents.
The council’s “term sheet” rejects major taxpayer subsidies for the A’s project and calls for community benefits. A’s President Dave Kaval cast doubt on the plan.
From victims’ rights to police accountability, O’Malley leaves a complex legacy. Her decision to not appoint a successor also creates the most open election for DA in decades–maybe ever.
Big real estate projects don’t always benefit locals. Community benefits agreements, like the one being negotiated for the Waterfront Ballpark project, are meant to address this problem.
But the years-long pilot project stoked conflicts between different communities and revealed problems with the city’s transportation planning process.
The California Highway Patrol and attorney general failed in their bid to keep secret the names of officers Eric Hulbert, Donald Saputa, and Richard Henderson.
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.
Members of the “Grizzly Scouts” hunted law enforcement during the 2020 protests, and one of them allegedly murdered a federal guard.
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.