By 12pm, a crowd of approximately 250 had gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza for the Occupy rally. Just before 1:30 pm, the group started marching southbound on Broadway. As the group of approximately 450 marched, traffic disruptions occurred on downtown streets. At approximately 2:15 pm, some of the marchers entered the campus of Laney College. At 2:30 pm, marchers began tearing down perimeter fences around the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. The Oakland Police Department would like to advise motorists and residents of street closures around Oak Street at 10th and 12th streets, Fallon Street at 10th St., and Second Avenue at 10th and 12th streets.
Occupy Oakland protesters have announced their intent to occupy a large, vacant building in an undisclosed location in downtown Oakland tomorrow, without the permission of the owner. At their General Assembly meetings and through other communications, they have acknowledged that this activity is illegal. "The residents of Oakland are wearying of the constant focus and cost to our City," said Mayor Jean Quan.
Oakland,Ca.-The Oakland Police Department joins 4,600 agencies across the
nation using Nixle public safety notifications through text/SMS, mobile
applications, e-mail, and internet posts. With no cost to the Department or
public, Nixle allows law enforcement agencies to advise the public of emergency
alerts, crime information, and safety tips.
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department advises the public of an
increasing amount of armed robberies where cell phones and electronics are
stolen. With newer and more expensive cell phones becoming increasingly
popular, they are very noticeable and lucrative targets for thieves.
Oakland, CA —The Oakland Police Department is requesting the assistance of the
media and the public to help locate a man believed to be responsible for the
homicide of Isaac White, which occurred on January 4, 2012 at approximately 8:45
PM. Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information
leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case.
We are committed to taking action and making demonstrable progress on the reforms
necessary to ensure that we meet our collective goal: that OPD operates under the
highest standards of policing, and that constitutional policing is inherent to police
culture and practice.
This week USA Today listed Oakland’s Chinatown as one of the top 10 places to celebrate the Lunar New Year, following on the heels of the New York Times listing Oakland as #5 in its annual 45 Places to go to in 2012, earlier this month.
This afternoon, Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana will release an amended policy budget for fiscal years 2011-13, to balance the budget following the loss of Redevelopment funding and a California Supreme Court ruling that set February 1, 2012 as the dissolution date of Redevelopment Agencies statewide.