On February 4, 2011, after engaging in numerous conversations with the Mayor and other City Officials, Chief Batts announced he will remain Chief of Police in the City of Oakland. “I want to thank the Mayor, City Administrator, and other City officials; they have said they understand the needs of the police officers who work diligently for the residents of Oakland, and are willing to work with me to address those needs.”
On January 25, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Oakland Police Department Officers responded to 526 Henry Street
to check on the well being of 65-year old Oakland resident Berresford “Berry” Bingham. Bingham had suffered
an apparent traumatic injury and was obviously deceased.
The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday, February 4th, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes . . .
On January 26, 2011, Motor and Patrol officers and Evidence Technicians responded to a tragic traffic accident that claimed the life of 1-year-old Mahetzi Perez. Galvanized by this tragedy, Area 3 personnel are gathering money to donate to the family . . .
On January 26, 2011, at approximately 9:01 P.M., Oakland Police officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of 78th Ave. Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle was backing into a driveway and collided with the child.
Measure BB, passed in November 2010, provided funding to enable the City and the Police Department to reestablish our problem-solving officer (PSO) positions. During the week of January 8, 76 officers were reassigned to this valuable program.
The Oakland Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Friday,
January 28th, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and
injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them
off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
On December 20, 2010, at 1:30 P.M., members of the Oakland Police Department Gang Investigation
Task Force (GITF) received information that a shooting was scheduled to occur in the West Oakland
area known as the ACORN. Officers received additional information that a 1990 maroon Lincoln sedan
would be associated with the attack and that the occupants were armed with an assault rifle.