Tag Archives: Oakland Police Department

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...
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...
Mayor Jean Quan, City Administrator Deanna Santana and Police Chief Howard Jordan addressed a room of reporters Thursday, when they announced that Oakland would hire an outside consultant, as well as refocus on community policing.

OPD, mayor bring in Los Angeles’ former top cop, announce new policing strategies, to battle crime

Police Chief Howard Jordan announced Thursday afternoon that Oakland is hiring police consultant William Bratton, a former Los Angeles police chief who also served as police commissioner in both New York and Boston, to combat...

As reported shootings rise, analyzing gun violence, and its effect on young people, in Oakland

Scid Howard III grew up on the streets of East Oakland, so he knows what it’s like to be a teenager in a city where some young people are lost forever to gun violence and...

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...