Thao said she lost confidence in Armstrong, who minimized misconduct by officers and criticized OPD’s federal court monitor.
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Fire or keep Oakland’s police chief? Read the confidential report yourself
Oakland’s mayor and police commission are considering the case against OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong. We’re publishing a key secret document.
Oakland police commission to create a ‘discipline committee’ in bid to take control of Chief Armstrong case
The commission expressed frustration with being sidelined in investigations of misconduct that threaten to derail OPD’s reform program.
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.
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.
What we know, and don’t know, about the shooting at Rudsdale High School
A month ago, the East Oakland hills campus saw another violent incident.
Police say ‘zero bail’ increased Oakland’s violent crime rate. Did it?
The emergency policy was intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in county jails.
Oakland police officer was fired for sexually exploiting a woman struggling with mental illness
A 22-year-old woman accused the officer of assault after he came to her home for sex in his police uniform.
Oakland police closer than ever to exiting federal oversight
A federal judge said Wednesday that if OPD can sustain policing reforms for a 1-year period, it could soon regain independence.
Police officers are increasingly leaving Oakland. How can the city retain them, and diversify?
Just 10% of Oakland officers live in Oakland. New data sheds light on staffing progress and challenges.
Federal monitor says OPD has gotten better at investigating police misconduct
The Oakland police department has shown it can investigate these cases quickly and thoroughly, two reforms required after a lawsuit.
What did recent CHP patrols accomplish in Oakland?
In September, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced California Highway Patrol officers were coming to Oakland for traffic safety. Here’s what CHP reported doing.
2021 is Oakland’s deadliest year since 2006
As of today, police have investigated 133 killings while residents and city leaders mourn.
Oakland approves plan to hire more police officers
At an emotional meeting on Tuesday, the City Council authorized adding two police academies next year and hiring a recruitment firm to help fill vacancies.
Federal oversight of the Oakland Police Department may be nearing its end, attorneys say
Civil rights attorneys plan to meet with city officials to discuss concluding the 18-year-old reform program.
Oakland police chief praises Chauvin verdict, says ‘change has already begun’ at OPD
At a press conference on Wednesday, Chief LeRonne Armstrong said department reforms have led to progress. Others question whether the gains are sustainable.