While protests were cited as a key reason for high police overtime costs last year, several other factors escalated those costs.
Oakland recently released a draft of its environmental impact study on the proposed site of the new baseball stadium where the A’s will make their home.
The Oakland Police Commission announced four finalists under consideration for the role of Oakland’s next Chief of Police. The position has remained open since Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was fired by Mayor Libby Schaaf last February.
Commissioner Tara Anderson described the policy as “one of the most progressive use of force policies in the country.” But some advocates say the policy does not go far enough to change the department’s practices.