Oakland Police Department

29 Jun 2021

Why Oakland City Hall Attempted Robbery May Not Prove Need for More Police

If you’re looking for reasons to support a bloated police budget, you may think you got your big ‘gotcha’ moment with Sunday’s story about a security guard stopping an armed robbery of a news crew at Oakland City Hall during an interview with the city’s Department of Violence Prevention head.

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02 Feb 2021

The Oakland Homicide Rate is Not All That Sudden or Unique

Oakland is experiencing an alarming spike in violent crimes. The city recorded 15 homicides in the first month of 2021, a stark contrast from the one murder in all of January 2020. Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department released ShotSpotter for the last week of January, reflecting a 137 percent increase

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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

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27 Oct 2020

Two-alarm structure and vegetation fire burning in Oakland hills

A fire is burning in the Oakland hills. According to fire officials, the two-alarm blaze currently involves two structures and some surrounding vegetation. The Oakland Fire Department reported at 10:41 that the fire is “largely confined” to the structures. Police said just after 10:30 a.m. that officers are assisting with

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22 Jul 2020

Schaaf Disappoints ‘Defund’ Advocates in Tie-Breaking Vote Against OPD Budget Cuts

The world turned its attention to Oakland when Oscar Grant was murdered by a BART police officer in 2009. The Black Lives Matter movement would not formally organize for another four years, but Grant’s death sparked a national dialogue and amplified calls for police reform. In that way, Oakland is

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11 Sep 2019

Oakland Councilmember Wants to Rid Police Commission of Political Influence

Voters decided less than four years ago to establish an independent Oakland Police Commission as an extra level of oversight on the police department, which would have had some teeth if allowed to do the job they were sent in to do. With the overwhelming passage of Measure LL, the

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31 Jul 2019

Oakland’s Facial Recognition Ban Sets Stage for Similar Laws Nationwide

The city of Oakland took their ban on use of facial recognition software a step further Tuesday with another unanimous vote in city council. The ordinance barring municipal use of the software will be voted on once more in September and is expected to pass without objection, making Oakland the

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12 Jun 2019

Oakland Budget Fight Is Not about Money, It’s about ‘Values’

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and team penned out how she thinks Oakland’s financial resources should be budgeted but City Council President Rebecca Kaplan and supporters have different ideas about where the city should, and shouldn’t, spend its cash. As the month-end deadline nears for the city to approve a 2019-2021

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17 Apr 2019

The Sideshow Showdown Could Get Ugly

Tension between the Oakland Police Department and residents who live in the city is not a new thing, neither are sideshows that have become fairly synonymous with East Oakland culture, but as the weekend events grow in popularity…and destruction, so does the tension. The standoff between participants and police are

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