Oakland Police Department
Oakland city officials have agreed to relinquish broad power over the embattled police department to a court-appointed director to avert a possible federal takeover of the force.
The California Highway Patrol announced Thursday that it will deploy officers as early as next week to assist the police departments in Stockton and Oakland, two of the most violent cities in America.
A teen mother and her 2-month-old daughter were located and found to be safe on Thursday after reportedly being abducted at gunpoint in Oakland on Wednesday night by the baby’s father.
Police are investigating why someone shot and killed a man as he pushed his son in a toy stroller outside an east Oakland housing project.
Oakland police say a 1-year-old child and seven other victims are in the hospital after being shot in the city’s West Oakland neighborhood.
A crowd of protesters in Oakland that had gathered in front of City Hall amid a heavy police presence has scattered as authorities have fired tear gas in response to rock throwing from some of the demonstrators.