Tag Archives: Project Ceasefire

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...
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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...
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...
Community members hold hands in prayer.

Local officials and residents pledge to reduce gun violence in East Oakland

Community members, law enforcement officials and politicians alike reached across church aisles Thursday night to hold hands, literally, and pledge commitment to ending gun violence in Oakland.