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Ali Winston

What's in Store for Oakland With 'Supercop' William Bratton on the Beat?

What’s in Store for Oakland With ‘Supercop’ William Bratton on the Beat?

by Ali Winston on February 5 2013, 8:48AM

The city is struggling with violent crime and police scandal. But is Bratton’s reputation for cleaning up both things earned, or just saber-rattling and good PR.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

From Anaheim to Oakland, Police Brutality Still Plagues California

From Anaheim to Oakland, Police Brutality Still Plagues California

by Ali Winston on August 7 2012, 9:25AM

Recent news across the state offers stark reminders of how bad the relationship remains between militarized police forces and the black and brown neighborhoods they patrol.

Topics: Anaheim Police, Criminal Justice, Police Secrets

Judge Takes Oakland Police One Step Closer to Federal Control

Judge Takes Oakland Police One Step Closer to Federal Control

by Ali Winston on June 5 2012, 9:43AM

A Colorlines.com investigation last fall found at least 20 OPD officers involved in repeat shootings. A federal judge has grown impatient with the department’s willingness to meaningfully probe that kind of violence.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Police Secrets

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

by Ali Winston on October 28 2011, 10:25AM

This week’s chaos was the latest in at least two years of violent responses to public protest—and a long string of violence against suspects in black neighborhoods.

Topics: #Occupy, Criminal Justice

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can't Know About Police Misconduct Play

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can’t Know About Police Misconduct

by Ali Winston on August 17 2011, 9:55AM

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws left Californians with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints—and thus prevent future violence. Ali Winston investigates.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence

Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence

by Ali Winston on August 17 2011, 9:54AM

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws five years ago left California residents with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints—and thus prevent future violence. A Colorlines.com investigation finds Oakland is one of the cities left most vulnerable.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Police Secrets

Fresno Cops Involved in Repeat Shootings Still on Duty

Fresno Cops Involved in Repeat Shootings Still on Duty

by Ali Winston on April 26 2010, 12:00PM

Our joint investigation with The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund finds that 25 police officers remain on active duty despite mutliple incidents of violence against civilians.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Targeting Another Generation of Black Men

by Ali Winston on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Despite lawsuits, review boards and more, Oakland fails to reform its police department.

Topics: Criminal Justice