The mayor and district attorney will appear at a town hall on Saturday. A prominent activist with a history of inflammatory statements is holding his own rally nearby, with notable Oakland officials slated to attend.
District Attorney Pamela Price defended and explained her public safety philosophy during an emotional town hall that drew hundreds.
Price was elected on a reform platform last November. Her critics say she’s too lenient.
A no-bail warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of OPD’s Phong Tran, who allegedly made secret cash payments to a witness in a case that sent two men to prison on murder charges.
The new DA has asked for case files from various police agencies, including two Oakland police shootings from over a decade ago.
Price, a reform candidate, had the top spot among four contenders after the initial count of ballots on election night.
Pamela Price, Seth Steward, Terry Wiley, and Jimmie Wilson want to succeed Nancy O’Malley as the county’s top prosecutor.
Four candidates are running for DA in the June 7 primary. Here are the basics.