One year later, Oikos University and community members are still dealing with the aftermath of the campus shooting that killed seven.
When dealing with criminal street gangs like East Oakland’s Case Gang, law enforcement agencies may want to know where the money to fund illegal activities is coming from and how it’s being used.
The storefront is simple—black tinted windows with bamboo shades and the words “Ramen Shop” emblazoned in white on the front door. No Japanese characters, no large flags.
A coalition of federal, state, county and Oakland law enforcement officers served over 20 search warrants and arrested at least 16 people connected to the East Oakland “Case Gang” Friday morning, as part of the city’s Operation Ceasefire.
At a special meeting of the Community Policing Advisory Board Wednesday night at Oakland City Hall, Robert Wasserman called for residents to support the crime reduction strategies being suggested by the consultants, insisting that the plan would only work if everyone in the city took part.
Federal Judge Thelton Henderson named former Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier as the new compliance director of the Oakland Police Department on Monday.
The women sat in a circle, pressing their folding chairs closely together as they laughed, clapped and listened to each other’s stories.
William Bratton’s caused a stir in Oakland, and he hasn’t even arrived yet. The former top cop in Los Angeles and New York has been contracted by Strategic Policy Partnership, a law enforcement consulting group based in Massachusetts, to join a group of six policing experts tasked with improving public safety in Oakland.
In part two of a four-part series that will be published over the course of two weeks on Oakland North, meet the six new police consultants who have just been hired by Oakland to help reduce crime citywide. Each member of the panel has a different task and will be evaluating Oakland for a period of six months and before the panel makes its recommendations to the city. Robert Wasserman Robert Wasserman is a national law enforcement and security expert and the…
Oakland’s hired the crime consultants and approved the $250,000 bill, setting in motion the plan to bring in six law enforcement experts—including former Los Angeles top cop William Bratton—as the city’s latest attempt to curb its rising violent crime rate.
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 rights attorneys that avoids a takeover of the department by a federal monitor.
Oakland city officials and police officials, along with the attorneys bringing suit to push oversight of the police department’s reform efforts, agreed Wednesday on a settlement proposing that a new mutually agreed upon, court-appointed director take charge of department reforms.
Community events and activities for the weekend of November 30-December 2, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments! Friday, November 30 Weekday Drop In 10am-3pm MOCHA, 538 9th Street, Oakland Creative weekly themed event in Little Studio that is free for adults and $8 for children over 18 months. Held every week, Wednesday through Friday. Holiday Pop Up at Jack London Square 5-9pm Jack London Square, 98 Broadway, Oakland A gathering of local…