Tag Archives: Oakland Police

City Council votes for resolution supporting Proposition 64

The Oakland City Council met on Tuesday night, the the last meeting before the November 8 election, and considered a resolution in support of Proposition 64, a state ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana...
Attorney John Burris speaks to the media at the Hayward Hall of Justice before Oakland officer Giovanni LoVerde's arraignment. Photo by Andrew Beale.

John Burris, lawyer who tackled “Riders,” takes on Guap case

One of the Bay Area’s most distinguished civil rights lawyers has taken on the case of a sexually-exploited teen suing the City of Oakland and several other Bay Area jurisdictions.

Four Oakland police officers to be fired

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced this week that 12 Oakland police officers will be disciplined for their involvement in a wide-ranging sex scandal. But some Oakland residents are saying Schaaf's response doesn't go far enough.
Former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan teaches his first class at Merritt Community College's pre-academy program.

A new college class offers young Oaklanders and people of color a career path to law enforcement

Merritt's new law enforcement pre-academy program hopes to recruit students of color to the Oakland Police Force. In a department whose officers’ past use of force against minorities fueled generations of distrust, that can be...
Police officers exit after the Blue Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on October 9, 2014.

Oakland police, firefighters honored at Blue Mass

Police officers, firefighters, emergency medical officers, and law enforcement personnel of all types are honored at a Blue Mass, during which community members and faith leaders can offer thanks to the people responsible for public...
OPOA president Barry Donelan (left) looks at former president Dom Arotzarena at a press conference last year.

Election brings mixed results for Oakland police union

The Oakland Police Officer’s Association -- the police union, a nonprofit organization representing the city’s police officers -- has for years dabbled in the political scene, endorsing candidates and spending thousands of dollars each election...

Lakeview Elementary School supporters host concert and rally

Over one hundred people gathered at Splash Pad Park on Sunday for a “Celebration and Convergence for Public Education” concert and rally hosted by the supporters of the Lakeview sit-in and People’s School for Public...

Occupy Oakland: the Tuesday night confrontations, in photos

Occupy Oakland protestors clashed with police forces last night at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway beginning around 7:00pm and going late into the night. A number of reporters from Oakland North and Richmond...