Opinion: Oakland council must stop using police as political targets

The city, for the first time in five years, ended the year with fewer officers than it started

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Unapologetic, unconventional

From her days as a rookie in Oakland, Philly’s new police commissioner has met the insular and testosterone-filled culture of policing with ambition, confidence and determination.

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New Oakland Police Officer Works With Program He Went Through To Help Kids In Need

This week's Jefferson Award winner's childhood experience with a long time Bay Area nonprofit has inspired him to help others in his community, both as a police officer and a volunteer peer counselor.

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Could Oakland look to cruise ships to house the homeless?

An Oakland City Council member’s plan to house up to 1,000 homeless people on a cruise ship in the bay could actually set sail. City Council president Rebecca Kaplan suggested the idea at a committee meeting last Thursday, and by Tuesday’s City Council meeting, a company had already expressed interest in providing its ships, she said.

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5-year-old boy from Albany needs bone marrow donor

Five-year-old Savian Hamilton loves to have fun, but he hasn't had much of it in the last two weeks. Shortly before his first day of kindergarten, his parents noticed a cough. They took him to the pediatrician, then hospital, and rushed him to the emergency room.

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Oakland Officers Sue City After Firing Over Shooting Of Homeless Man

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Five Oakland police officers were given termination notices after a controversial 2018 officer-involved shooting that killed a homeless man. Now the officers are filing a civil lawsuit against the city and the Police Commission to get their jobs back.

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Oakland Police Union Blasts Recommendation To Fire Officers In Fatal Shooting

The union that represents Oakland police officers issued a statement on Thursday criticizing the Oakland Police Commission’s recommendation that five officers involved in the fatal shooting last year of a homeless man with mental issues be fired.

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‘My heart still feels broken’: Oakland mourns four police officers slain 10 years ago

Decade after tragic loss of officers, Oakland service honors their sacrifice

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Police stepped up to help Oakland avoid fiscal crisis

Oakland city staff have warned for years of the financial cliff ahead due to mounting debt for underfunded employee retirement benefits, but city leaders have done very little about it.

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