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Judge orders stricter oversight for Oakland Police Department

Following a federal judge’s decision on Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department must now relinquish some of its executive powers to the monitor in charge of overseeing court-ordered reforms within the department.
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,...