Updated: 5:50 pm: One suspect shot, another detained, and a wounded CHP officer in stable condition after early morning robbery and shootout at a Temescal Walgreens.
Oakland’s new police chief Anthony Batts told a community meeting that he wants to try curfews and other methods from his tenure in Long Beach, but doesn’t know if Oakland’s progressive political community will accept them.
Los Angeles Judge Robert Perry announced that the trial of Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer accused of murdering Oscar Grant on New Year’s Day 2009, could begin in mid-May.
With Oakland facing a projected $25 million deficit for 2010, the city’s Community Police Advisory Board voiced concern Wednesday that the 13 civilian staff members in the police department’s community policing program might be dismissed.
Mickey Martin is about to go to prison. The charge was something both he and the State of California say is not a crime: selling medicinal marijuana.
In 2008, Alameda County law enforcement responded to almost 7,000 domestic disturbance calls. The Alameda County Family Justice Center helps many of these people navigate legal and social services available to them represent them in court.
Amid escalating burglaries and gun violence in North Oakland, City Council President and North Oakland representative Jane Brunner announced last night that a ballot measure is necessary to avoid laying off more than 100 city police.
After a rash of burglaries and three shootings in North Oakland’s Golden Gate and Bushrod neighborhoods, residents have a chance to voice concerns.