The 9-member jury awarded Kirkpatrick more than $337,000 in damages.
Tag: Oakland police
Ex-Oakland police chief’s trial revisits bitter conflicts among city officials
In emotional testimony, Anne Kirkpatrick said she was fired as retaliation for elevating concerns about Police Commission members.
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.
Judge: Oakland improperly fired 5 police officers for 2018 fatal shooting
A superior court judge ordered Oakland to reinstate the officers after finding the city ‘improperly manipulated’ a report.
The murky business of K9 cops: Did an Oakland police officer cross the line?
The officer advertised breeding his OPD police dog for profit. His side hustle reveals wider gaps in K9 accountability.
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.
Oakland police headquarters could be demolished and moved to make way for housing
The City Council voted to seek proposals for a 600-unit project at the Police Administration Building site downtown.
What is Oakland doing to enforce traffic laws? You asked, so we explored
Oakland’s roadways are dangerous, and many residents we surveyed believe a lack of enforcement is partly to blame. Others are skeptical that policing can reduce collisions.
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.
Federal judge: OPD Instagram case ‘spotlighted a number of troubling problems’
Despite progress, the Oakland Police Department remains short of full compliance with reform tasks.
Mayor Schaaf to Gov. Newsom: Oakland needs license plate readers, CHP officers
The mayor announced the requests to Newsom on Tuesday, saying they are needed to combat crime.
Public Defender accuses Oakland police of violating Miranda law for juveniles
OPD denied the claim, saying they’re in compliance with a 2017 law that requires police to let youth hear about their rights from an attorney before being interrogated.
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.
City Council this week: Debate over police staffing, forum on reducing gun violence
The council will decide on a plan to hire more Oakland officers amid a rise of homicides and shootings.
To increase police staffing, Oakland councilmember wants incentives to lure experienced officers
District 4 Councilmember Sheng Thao is proposing the city start a national search for experienced officers and offer a $50,000 hiring bonus.
Lauded as a national model, some question whether Oakland’s privacy commission is working
Frequent disputes with police over records has begun to wear on the volunteer board leading the commission chair to sue the city.
City Council this week: OPD records lawsuit, rent control for RVs
The council will vote Tuesday on settling a public records class action lawsuit and expanding housing options.
10 years ago, OPD forcefully dismantled the Occupy Oakland camp
An Oct. 25 protest led to a grave injury and lasting consequences for the Oakland Police Department.
Retired Oakland police captain wounded, 1 suspect dead following robbery attempt
Ersie Joyner, a decorated OPD captain who recently retired was robbed by a group at a gas station near downtown Thursday.
Updated: 4 Oakland officers fired for 2018 police shooting found law enforcement jobs elsewhere, records show
The news comes as Gov. Newsom signed two bills on Thursday meant to keep officers who commit serious misconduct from jumping to other agencies.