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Uptown Oakland. Photo by Dara Kerr.

Oakland North’s biggest news stories of 2012

2012 was a year of big changes for Oakland, as the city dealt with its struggling finances, a possible federal takeover of its police department, multiple petitions to recall the mayor and the closure of...
OPD officers arrest a protester during the Occupy Oakland encampment eviction on October 25, 2011. OPD's actions during this and other Occupy-related protests have been criticized by the independent monitor. Photo by Brittany Schell.

Monitor: Oakland Police backsliding on reforms

The Oakland Police Department has slid backward in its nearly decade-long effort to comply with court ordered reforms, the independent monitor of the department wrote in a quarterly report released Monday.
OPD officers arrest a protester during the Occupy Oakland encampment eviction on October 25, 2011. Oakland officials may have to respond to criticisms of the OPD's actions during the Occupy Oakland protests at the next NSA meeting to discuss progress in the 12 years since the Riders settlement. Photo by Brittany Schell.

Twelve years after the Riders, a long legal process is reaching its final stage

Twelve years ago, the arrest of four police officers known as the “Riders” who were accused of planting evidence and making false arrests, shocked Oakland residents and prompted a civil lawsuit against the city. Now,...