2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Part II: April-June: Richmond’s Ellis loses Dem chair race

2017 YEAR IN EAST BAY POLITICSHeading into the spring, most a number of East Bay cities had already moved toward declaring sanctuary city status. Some began contemplating the next step: urging Congress to impeach Trump. But issues closer to home dominated the conversation. In Oakland, the mayor and police department was still dealing with the … Continue reading 2017 Year in East Bay Politics: Part II: April-June: Richmond’s Ellis loses Dem chair race

ALCO DA hopeful Price says she’s running on police accountability, criminal justice reform

Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Pricesays Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley did not protect victim of police sex crimes.ALAMEDA COUNTYUnseating Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley might be the longest of longshots in the East Bay next year. But Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price believes a campaign advocating for police accountability, criminal justice reform, and her … Continue reading ALCO DA hopeful Price says she’s running on police accountability, criminal justice reform

Report: Schaaf, former Chief Whent mishandled OPD sexual misconduct investigation

Oakland Mayor Libby SchaafOAKLANDA investigation into the handling of the Oakland police sexual misconduct scandal by the department describes a troublesome lax attitude early on toward the allegation and a city administration disinterested in the post-investigation fallout. It was not until the OPD's federal monitor and the Alameda County District Attorney's office intervened in the … Continue reading Report: Schaaf, former Chief Whent mishandled OPD sexual misconduct investigation

Oakland settles notorious police misconduct lawsuit for $1 million

OAKLAND CITY COUNCILThose involved in Oakland's notorious police misconduct scandal that included the alleged sexual abuse of a then-underage girl have either been fired, suspended, or charged with serious crimes. Now, it's the city's turn to pay for one of Oakland's darkest moments.During a lengthy meeting that concluded just before 2 a.m, Wednesday morning, the Oakland … Continue reading Oakland settles notorious police misconduct lawsuit for $1 million

Pamela Price, one-time attorney for woman at center of Oakland police scandal, eyes run for Alameda County DA

Civil rights attorney Pamela Price ran in the 201415th Assembly District primary, finishing third.ALAMEDA COUNTYOakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price has filed an intent to challenge Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley in next year's June primary.Price, who at one time, represented Jasmine Abuslin, the woman at the center of the Oakland police scandal, filed … Continue reading Pamela Price, one-time attorney for woman at center of Oakland police scandal, eyes run for Alameda County DA

ANNE KIRKPATRICK TO BE OAKLAND’S FIRST FEMALE POLICE CHIEF

Anne Kirkpatrick is slated to become Oakland'snext police chief, according to reports.OAKLAND | Anne Kirkpatrick, a former Spokane, Wash. police chief and current head of a Chicago police accountability task force, is set to be named Oakland's next police chief, according to numerous media reports.Kirkpatrick, 56, will become Oakland's first female top cop and end … Continue reading ANNE KIRKPATRICK TO BE OAKLAND’S FIRST FEMALE POLICE CHIEF

2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 2 – Oakland police scandal erupts, coal shipments banned; June elections brings few surprises

MAY>>>A major police scandal breaks in Oakland after a then-underage sex worker says she was involved sexually with numerous Oakland police officers. Officers from other local jurisdictions were also involved with the woman known as “Celeste Guap.” Police Chief Sean Whent resigns and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf seeks to identify the leakers of the scandal. … Continue reading 2016 EAST BAY POLITICAL YEAR-IN-REVIEW, PART 2 – Oakland police scandal erupts, coal shipments banned; June elections brings few surprises

Nancy Skinner received contributions from Oakland, Richmond police unions

Nancy Skinner (left) received more than $11,000from local police unions during a four-day periodlast month, in her race against Sandre Swanson.STATE SENATE | 9TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |In the months that followed a wide-ranging East Bay police misconduct scandal involving an under-aged sex worker, police unions in Oakland and Richmond showered state Senate candidate Nancy … Continue reading Nancy Skinner received contributions from Oakland, Richmond police unions

Alameda County judicial candidate was Facebook friends with woman involved in Oakland police sex scandal

The campaign of Alameda County Superior Court candidate Scott Jackson took a hit Tuesday.ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT | Be careful who you befriend on social media, especially if you're running in a competitive three-person race for Alameda County Superior Court judge.Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Scott Jackson's Facebook page showed he was friends with Celeste Guap, … Continue reading Alameda County judicial candidate was Facebook friends with woman involved in Oakland police sex scandal