The employee is currently offsite, self-quarantined, and recovering. The employee has not been to work since March 15, 2020.
John Alden’s formal title is the executive director of the Community Police Review Agency, a city agency with a $5-million a year operating budget tasked with investigating complaints against police.
In addition, Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo said he is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., to meet with Department of Justice officials.
“The idea that something so petty would drive all seven commissioners and the mayor of our city to reach the same conclusion is just simply ridiculous.” -- Regina Jackson, chair of police commission
Police commissioner, Ginale Harris, is firing back.
Henry Lee reports.
The Oakland Police Commission fired her without cause on Thursday, along with the blessing of Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Anne Kirkpatrick said she believes she lost her job because she refused to reimburse commissioner Ginale Harris for towing fees.
Noel Gallo said that the reactions he’s been getting of the phone and through email, are mostly people saying, “it’s no longer City Hall but Silly Hall.”
The Oakland Police Commission in a closed-door meeting Thursday evening unanimously voted, joining Mayor Libby Schaaf, to fire police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick without cause.
Surveillance cameras captured what appears to be the same suspect involved in a third robbery case.
Police were called shortly before 9:30 p.m. to the collision scene at intersection of Hegenberger and Hamilton Street.
Willie Benton was last seen Monday at his home in the 9400 block of Golf Links Road and is considered at risk because he suffers from Alzheimer's disease, according to police.
Officers responded to the robbery report at 12:30 a.m. in the neighborhood off Keller Avenue in the hills, where a woman was robbed of her purse and cellphone at gunpoint.
Investigators recovered the vehicle in Oakland following a tip from a community member. It is described as a white Nissan Maxima, matching witness descriptions from the time of the crash.
The unidentified man -- said to be in his 20's -- is recovering from a wound in the hip.
Oakland police officers are searching for an armed suspect who allegedly pointed a gun and fled into nearby yards east of Lake Merritt on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Last Tuesday was Shuo’s birthday. He spent the day working on his laptop at the Starbucks when a man grabbed his laptop. Shuo ran after the thief but was dragged by the getaway car and suffered severe head trauma. He died a few feet from the Starbucks.
The man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, died of head injuries after being taken by ambulance to a hospital, authorities said.
The first black woman named to lead Philadelphia’s troubled police department pledged to be a “conduit” between the community and police and to address the racist and sexist tensions dividing the force.