Tag Archives: Oakland Police Department

Seven officers will be charged with crimes relating to the Celeste Guap case—as soon as Guap gets out of Florida jail. Photo by Rosa Furneaux.

Key witness against OPD officers may be released soon, allowing DA to file charges

The Alameda County District Attorney can proceed with charges against seven Bay Area officers involved in the “Celeste Guap” case as soon as Guap is released from a Florida jail—something a Florida prosecutor said “could...
An envelope from City Attorney Barbara Parker's office is held up in front of City Hall in Oakland.

Oakland City Attorney to add divisions to her office

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker has decided to double down in her efforts to secure economic and social justice for Oakland residents by doubling the divisions in her office.
In this Dec. 23, 2014 photo, Lorrain Taylor, left, hugs Arlene Johnson, grandmother of Diamond Jackson, who was shot and killed in his neighborhood in 2009, in Oakland, Calif. Taylor was paying a visit to Jackson's family as part of her duties for the nonprofit 1000 Mothers To Prevent Violence. (Photo courtesy of Marcio Jose Sanchez)

After her own tragic loss, Lorrain Taylor charts a path for mothers who have lost children to gun violence

In 2006, Taylor founded 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence as an organization to provide practical support to families who have lost someone to homicide. “Someone one day asked me: ‘What is it that you do?’”...
Protesters disrupt the City Council meeting with chants of "Downtown Oakland not for sale!" in opposition for a new Hampton Inn to be built on 11th & Franklin. Photo by Kyle Merrit Ludowitz

City council approves funding for asylum seekers, blocks Hampton Inn protesters

Oakland City Council approved a funding increase for legal support for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the U.S., authorized the creation of a “Director of Race and Equity” staffing position within the city government and...
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent addresses the Oakland City Council.

Oakland City Council approves police purchase of shotguns and transfer vehicles

The Oakland Police Department’s proposed purchase of shotguns and transfer vehicles were the most hotly contested items discussed at the concurrent Oakland City Council and Oakland Redevelopment Successor meeting Tuesday night. Other business included a...
At muralist Antonio Ramos's memorial site, residents send a message about gun violence in West Oakland.

Cops and community search for trust in Oakland’s most violent neighborhoods

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was granted $1.875 million for creating and preserving 15 community-policing law enforcement jobs.
The corner of Peach Street and 92nd Ave, near where the fatal shooting of Jasvir Singh occurred. Photo by of Manjula Varghese and Gabriel Tolliver.

Neighbors express frustration, sadness after shooting of ice cream man in East Oakland

Oakland Police Department releases information about “wanted suspect” they are searching for in connection with the fatal shooting of Jasvir Singh, an East Oakland ice cream truck driver.
Former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan teaches his first class at Merritt Community College's pre-academy program.

A new college class offers young Oaklanders and people of color a career path to law enforcement

Merritt's new law enforcement pre-academy program hopes to recruit students of color to the Oakland Police Force. In a department whose officers’ past use of force against minorities fueled generations of distrust, that can be...
Guillermo Ortiz leads mourners in a traditional Aztec ceremony.

Community mourns loss of Oakland artist, shot dead while painting a peace mural

Around 200 people gathered at a vigil Wednesday morning to honor the life of Antonio Ramos. Ramos, a West Oakland-based artist employed by the nonprofit Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), was shot and killed Tuesday while...
Kyle McCoy, an Oakland resident and activist with Black Lives Matter, calls for more accountability for police-involved shootings. Photo by Lucas Waldron.

Oakland council votes to support worker co-ops, 100 Cameras campaign

At the Oakland City Council meeting Tuesday night, the council voted to assist the development of worker cooperatives and voted unanimously to support the 100 Cameras campaign, which encourages the public to film police activity....