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

Amid growing sex scandal, Oakland police oversight measure moves forward

Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen voted againstmoving the police oversight measure to the fullcouncil but later urged for a equitable compromise.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | In the wake of a sweeping police misconduct and sex scandal, a ballot measure that would create an independent citizen police oversight commission is headed to the Oakland City Council for discussion … Continue reading Amid growing sex scandal, Oakland police oversight measure moves forward

Oakland May Be Moving Closer To Joining Regional Emergency Radio System

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Last July, just as President Barack Obama was speaking inside the Fox Theatre, over 100 Oakland police officers on duty to protect him suddenly lost radio communications. The embarrassing 30 minute lapse did not result in any harm to the president or demonstrators outside. Instead, it became the latest challenge facing … Continue reading Oakland May Be Moving Closer To Joining Regional Emergency Radio System