Tag Archives: OPD

Kamani Holmes walks through his old neighborhood in "Ghost Town" West Oakland. Photo by Rachel Loyd

Critics say a predictive policing system could amplify racial bias in Oakland

Twenty-two-year-old Kamani Holmes has dark skin, stands about six feet tall, and wears a full beard across his face. A Black Power fist adorns the center of his grey hooded sweater with the words “Movement...
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.
Pamela Price and Charles Bonner, attorneys for Celeste Guap, hold a press conference in front of Oakland City Hall, Sept. 15, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Beale)

Key witness in police scandal returns to Bay Area, ready to sue, her lawyers say

The teenager at the center of a sexual exploitation scandal involving multiple police departments has returned to the Bay Area, according to her attorneys. At a press conference Thursday morning, civil rights attorneys Charles Bonner...

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.
Protesters disrupt the City Council meeting with chants of "Downtown Oakland not for sale!" in opposition for a new Hampton Inn to be built on 11th & Franklin. Photo by Kyle Merrit Ludowitz

City council approves funding for asylum seekers, blocks Hampton Inn protesters

Oakland City Council approved a funding increase for legal support for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the U.S., authorized the creation of a “Director of Race and Equity” staffing position within the city government and...

Cops and community search for trust in Oakland’s most violent neighborhoods

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) was granted $1.875 million for creating and preserving 15 community-policing law enforcement jobs.

High number of hit and runs in Oakland prompts new state funding

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, a government agency that provides grants to local and state public agencies for programs to help them enforce traffic laws, Oakland has consistently had the highest rate...