The new DA has asked for case files from various police agencies, including two Oakland police shootings from over a decade ago.
Armstrong, placed on leave pending further investigation, told supporters he’ll fight to keep his job.
Echoing fired former Oakland police chief Anne Kirkpatrick, LeRonne Armstrong accused a federal monitor of abusing his job for profit.
Thao said she’ll hold all officers accountable for misconduct, regardless of rank. The police commission or federal monitor could also fire the chief.
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.
The chief is facing disciplinary action related to his alleged failures to hold subordinate officers accountable.
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.
The Riders Come Out at Night, co-authored by Ali Winston, reports untold stories of brutality, corruption, and attempted reform in OPD.
Two new internal affairs cases could derail OPD’s plan to finally shake off its federal watchdogs.
A month ago, the East Oakland hills campus saw another violent incident.
Organizers of the monthly ride—which often traverses Oakland and Berkeley—say it’s just another example of aggressive behavior by people behind the wheel.
The emergency policy was intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in county jails.
A 22-year-old woman accused the officer of assault after he came to her home for sex in his police uniform.
The 9-member jury awarded Kirkpatrick more than $337,000 in damages.
In emotional testimony, Anne Kirkpatrick said she was fired as retaliation for elevating concerns about Police Commission members.
A federal judge said Wednesday that if OPD can sustain policing reforms for a 1-year period, it could soon regain independence.
A superior court judge ordered Oakland to reinstate the officers after finding the city ‘improperly manipulated’ a report.
The officer advertised breeding his OPD police dog for profit. His side hustle reveals wider gaps in K9 accountability.
Just 10% of Oakland officers live in Oakland. New data sheds light on staffing progress and challenges.
The City Council voted to seek proposals for a 600-unit project at the Police Administration Building site downtown.