Oakland, CA — On October 4, 2012, during a press conference, Oakland Police
Chief Jordan along with City Officials and leaders of the community discussed the
recent increase in homicides. Chief Jordan stated “the level of violence in the city
cannot and will not be tolerated.” Chief Jordan vowed he would continue to
strengthen key areas by providing city-wide crime reduction and crime response
strategies. The Chief stated his strategies would focus on prevention, outreach, and
education for crime prevention. Chief Jordan said, “when prevention is ineffective,
and crime occurs, we must have investigations and partnerships with local, state,
and federal partners to bring offenders to justice and trial and to prevent and react
to crime as it occurs.”
The City of Oakland released two major financial reports Monday. The
first looks at the last fiscal year and finds that the City is in its most solid financial
condition in years. The second looks to the future and paints a conservative, cautiously
optimistic picture of the challenges that still lie ahead.
Oakland, CA —On Tuesday morning, October 24, 2012, the Oakland Police
Department’s SWAT Team along with partnering law enforcement agencies served
multiple homicide arrest warrants at various locations throughout the city.
Oakland, CA – Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, Mayor Jean Quan, and City
Administrator Deanna Santana along with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will
discuss CHP officers assisting the police department, as early as next week.
A number of assemblies and marches occurred peacefully in Oakland today.
“I want to thank Chief Howard Jordan and all our police officers and City staff for their hard work tonight,” said Mayor Jean Quan. “After strong communication and planning with our dedicated, thriving downtown business community, we saw police acting with attentiveness and professionalism to facilitate a peaceful demonstration. I’m pleased that the vast majority of the protesters remained peaceful as well. Tonight shows how far we’ve all come since last year and how much we’ve learned as we worked together to improve public safety in general.”
Downtown Oakland is experiencing a true renaissance. New restaurants, clubs, galleries, festivals and well-attended performances at the iconic downtown theaters are creating critical mass and generating great buzz leading to a bustling 24-hour downtown that is garnering regional and national media attention including the New York Times ranking Oakland the 5th best place to visit in the world.
Oakland, CA – On Thursday, October 18th, the City of Oakland took an important
step to address the serious violence that has long plagued our city: the official launch
of Oakland’s Operation Ceasefire—an evidence-based strategy designed to
significantly reduce gang and group related homicides and non-fatal shootings in
Oakland in the near term.
Oakland, CA — On October 11, 2012, at 8:30 AM, and 9:00 AM, two separate
armed robberies were reported at different locations (near the Franklin School).
Both victims described the suspect and an associated vehicle that was used as the
get away car.