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Anthony Toribio

Few answers about Jordan’s medical retirement at press conference

City and police officials expressed their surprise at Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan’s abrupt resignation, but had few details about what prompted the Wednesday morning announcement.
Johnson officially sworn in as Police Chief by City Clerk LaTonda Simmons, March 2012. Photo by Ryan Phillips

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announces resignation

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announced Wednesday morning that he is stepping down from the department and seeking medical retirement. The abrupt resignation came moments before a scheduled news conference with Jordan and former New...

Thomas Frazier, lead investigator of Occupy Oakland response, named OPD compliance director

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson named former Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier as the new compliance director of the Oakland Police Department on Monday.
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a Tuesday, January 22 City Council meeting that contracting with police consultant group Strategic Policy Partnerships for $250,000 will help reduce Oakland's rise in violent crime.

City Council OK’s hiring law enforcement consultants including ex-LAPD chief William Bratton

The City Council on Tuesday night voted in a slew of programs aimed at reducing violent crime in Oakland, including hiring a police consulting firm for $250,000, contracting with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, hiring...
OPD

Judge approves settlement agreement, new compliance director in OPD takeover dispute

Nine years after the Oakland Police Department was ordered to comply with a series of court orders or be put into receivership, a federal judge approved a settlement agreement Wednesday between city officials and civil...
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.

Oakland city officials argue against motion for police receivership

In a federal court document filed Thursday, city officials rejected a motion by local attorneys for a federal takeover of the Oakland Police Department, pushing instead for the creation of two new positions that would...
Police Chief Howard Jordan addresses the City Council about a recent crime report during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by Angela Hart

Oakland city council approves new plans to address foreclosures

During a heated meeting Tuesday night, Oakland City Council members approved two new plans to address the city’s foreclosure crisis in Oakland, and also accepted with mixed reactions a lengthy police department report about crime...
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.
At Allen Temple Baptist Church, hundreds gathered last month to protest gun violence and build support for Ceasefire. Here, people personally affected by gun violence raise their hands.

With shooting deaths up, Oakland to give violence reduction program a second try

A rise in shootings has prompted Oakland city officials and community members to revisit Operation Ceasefire, a violence prevention program the city tried before but failed to sustain, one that specifically targets offenders with known...
Walter Riley and Dan Siegel, Blueford family attorneys

Blueford family, attorneys still have questions after release of police documents

Standing before a well-worn banner reading “Justice for Alan Blueford,” on Friday attorneys for the family criticized the heavily redacted Oakland Police Department crime report released October 2 that details the 18-year-old’s death.