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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

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