District Attorney Pamela Price joined community members in calling for greater police accountability, two days after Memphis police released a video of officers lethally beating Tyre Nichols.
Category: City Hall & Policing
Family of man killed in Oakland police ‘ghost chase’ files lawsuit
Lolomanaia Soakai was struck by a man fleeing OPD officers who were allegedly conducting an unpermitted high-speed chase.
Mayor Thao announces leadership team, including interim city administrators
G. Harold Duffey and Steven Falk will fill in as interim city administrators while the city searches for a permanent replacement for Ed Reiskin.
Give Chief Armstrong his job back, community members say at large downtown rally
Armstrong, placed on leave pending further investigation, told supporters he’ll fight to keep his job.
‘A nice place’ where gun violence is too common, neighbors say after East Oakland mass shooting
We spoke to people who live and work near the Valero gas station in Millsmont where a shooting Monday night resulted in one death and several injuries.
East Oakland shooting kills teen, injures 7 people
The shootout occurred around 6 p.m. Monday on MacArthur Boulevard and Seminary Avenue.
OPD Chief Armstrong hires crisis consultant, says he deserves his job back
Echoing fired former Oakland police chief Anne Kirkpatrick, LeRonne Armstrong accused a federal monitor of abusing his job for profit.
Fire Oakland Police Chief Armstrong? Mayor Thao is waiting on more information
Thao said she’ll hold all officers accountable for misconduct, regardless of rank. The police commission or federal monitor could also fire the chief.
Why Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong was placed on leave
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.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong placed on administrative leave
The chief is facing disciplinary action related to his alleged failures to hold subordinate officers accountable.
Libby Schaaf to lead nonprofit developing women politicians
Oakland’s former mayor was named interim executive director at Emerge California, an incubator for women leaders in the Democratic Party.
‘Systemic failures’ found in Oakland police investigations of officer misconduct
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.
‘It’s not a pretty process’: The Oaklandside’s Darwin BondGraham on his new book investigating Oakland police
The Riders Come Out at Night, co-authored by Ali Winston, reports untold stories of brutality, corruption, and attempted reform in OPD.
Alameda supervisors greenlight recount for Oakland mayor’s race
Intended to provide more transparency and accountability, the Nov. 8 election recount will include Oakland Unified’s hotly contested D4 race.
Pictures: Mayor Sheng Thao is sworn in at Oakland’s inauguration ceremony
Mayor Thao was sworn in at the Paramount Theater on Monday, alongside newly elected members of the City Council and school board.
Nikki Fortunato Bas is re-elected Oakland City Council president
The City Council also plans to return to in-person meetings by March.
Timeline: How the Alameda County Registrar of Voters ran—and fumbled—the November election
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.
Recount for real? County supervisor calls for an independent recount of Oakland’s ranked-choice elections
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.
Alameda County Registrar miscounted Oakland ballots for 2022 election
The OUSD District 4 race was “affected” by an “issue,” according to the registrar’s office.
Hills and flatlands: 2022’s Oakland mayoral election revealed a familiar old divide
Election maps show hills residents, who tend to be more affluent and white, supported Loren Taylor, while Sheng Thao drew support from the more diverse and lower-income flatlands.