Tag Archives: Oakland Police Department


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.

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.
Dear John letter training session

Dear John: Oakland residents are sending your license plate number to the cops

Armed with green forms listing license plate numbers, car models and driver descriptions, residents of the San Antonio neighborhood aim to do what billboards and tow trucks could not—reduce prostitution in their community.
Nixle spokesman Travis Scott holds up his phone to show how citizens can now text message crime related tips to the Oakland Police Department.

OPD launches anonymous tip by text service

Oakland residents now have the ability to send completely anonymous texts or E-mail tips about crimes to the city’s police department, officials announced last week. In response to a rash of homicides, with five deaths...
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the City Council chambers Tuesday night, after being blocked out by police, citing room capacity.

After room reaches capacity, Blueford protestors shut out of city council meeting

About 100 people packed in to Oakland City Hall during Tuesday night’s council meeting before police temporarily barricaded the doors to prevent the possibility of a raucous protest, similar to the one that shut down...
Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford, addresses the crowd of about 50 supporters outside the Eastmont substation for the Oakland Police Department.

Blueford family rallies supporters outside Eastmont police station

The Blueford family, friends and members of the Justice for Alan Blueford coalition gathered Saturday to speak out about the officer-involved shooting death of the 18-year-old Skyline High School senior in May.
Adam and Jeralynn Blueford, of Oakland, at a Sept. 18 meeting of the Oakland City Council. The couple has pleaded for help from elected officials to get the police report released from their son's May 6 police-involved shooting.

Months after son was killed by Oakland police, Bluefords seek answers in police report

Adam and Jeralynn Blueford have been searching since late spring for details surrounding the killing of their son Alan, whose death in May—the 18-year-old was shot to death in East Oakland by a city police...
More than 200 people packed the City Council chambers at City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 18, in protest of the killing of Alan Blueford.

Council considers new meeting policies after raucous protest in wake of Blueford killing

Reacting angrily to the protest that broke up Tuesday night’s Oakland City Council meeting, city officials said Wednesday that they were working to establish new policies designed to prevent further such disruptions during regular meetings....
Adam Blueford asks the City Council why the police department hasn't been made to supply a police report since the May 6 killing of his son Alan.

Oakland City Council meeting shut down after hundreds protest police’s handling of Alan Blueford shooting

Nearly 200 angry protesters shut down Tuesday night’s Oakland City Council meeting, citing outrage at the Oakland Police Department’s handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Alan Blueford, a Skyline High School senior who was...
Telegraph Avenue and 51st Street in the Temescal District.

Temescal merchants frustrated after recent robberies and break-ins

In the last few years, the Temescal District has been heralded as one of the most culturally diverse communities in the city. Its growing popularity has resulted in increased interest from business owners and residents...
During the hands-on segment of the course, search and rescue dogs allowed officers to practice leg-splinting and bandaging.

A K-9 emergency medical course teaches police officers how to care for their canine partners

An accident that injured his police dog a few years ago convinced Officer Mike Chicas of the importance of learning emergency care skills. “As much as we get first aid and CPR training on humans,...