Alameda’s body camera policy may fall short on transparency

Alameda Police Chief Paul RolleriALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL | When an Alameda police officer was accused three years ago of using excessive force that resulted in multiple arm fractures to a mentally ill man, footage from a body camera purchased by the officer eventually helped to disprove allegations that the officer beat the man while he … Continue reading Alameda’s body camera policy may fall short on transparency

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guests Robert Gammon; Dr. Death

//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3770699/height/250/width/450/theme/legacy/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/East Bay Express Editor-in-Chief Robert Gammonand Raiders superfan Dr. Death.EPISODE 5 | A very eclectic podcast this week. East Bay Express Editor-in-Chief Robert Gammon and I discuss the growing use of police body cameras in the East Bay and elsewhere. Specifically, the issue of when or if the public ever sees footage captured on tape … Continue reading LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Show with special guests Robert Gammon; Dr. Death

City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 1-2

OAKLAND/June 1, 10 a.m.Controversial issues, budget talks continue in OaklandBUDGET NITTY-GRITTY The arduous tasks of listening to budget presentations from each of the city's departments begin during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday morning. The agenda also includes discussion of Councilmember Desley Brooks' proposed new city department on race and equity sure … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 1-2