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12/18/09 Law and order

on December 18, 2009

Residents of North Oakland gathered last night to discuss a November crime surge, including three shootings in Bushrod and Golden Gate. City Council Member Jane Brunner discussed the city’s response, including the possibility of a bound measure to fund Oakland’s police force during challenging budgetary times. Oakland North’s Richard Parks filed this report.

Close to one year after one of BART’s police officers killed Oscar Grant in the Fruitvale station, the transit agency is searching for a new police chief. Last night the BART Board of Directors asked the community to weigh in on what people from the person entrusted to keep the region’s subways safe. Tom Gorman will have the story later today.

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