Oakland Needs a Public Safety Oversight Commission

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Oakland is 12 years into a Negotiated Settlement Agreement over police reforms meant to be concluded in five years. The delay in compliance has cost the City of Oakland many additional millions of dollars in monitoring and attorneys' fees. During the last ten years, Oakland has paid out more than $74 million in settlements of police misconduct law suits -- more than San Francisco and San Jose combined!!!



The conclusion is inescapable: the City lacks adequate oversight of its police department. In fact, It is the lack of robust oversight which gave rise to the serious police misconduct that resulted in the criminal trials of the infamous ‘Riders’ and the subsequent multi-million dollar class action civil law suit that generated the NSA.



The authority to oversee and impose discipline on the Police Department which the Charter confers to the City Manager (Administrator) is impractical and insufficient. The City Administrator supervises every department head in the City and cannot closely monitor and audit the Police Department effectively. There have been no fewer than five City Administrators during the course of the NSA, yet OPD is still not in compliance with its terms despite successive promises to the Federal Judge from each of them.



Oakland residents should be able to vote on establishing a Public Safety Oversight Commission, appointed by the Mayor and the City Council whose mandate would be to oversee, monitor, audit and determine the policies and practices of the Oakland Police Department.



If you agree that such a measure should appear on the November 2016 ballot, won’t you sign this petition?

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  • REV. KURT A. KUHWALD
    REV. KURT A. KUHWALD United States, Berkeley
    Mar 10, 2015
    Mar 10, 2015
    This is a commission that is long, long overdue. It is time for the Oakland Police Department to join, in the spirit of honest and responsible collaboration, with the community to support a commission that will provide safety for its citizens, as well as its police officers.
  • REV. KURT A. KUHWALD
    Mar 10, 2015
    Mar 10, 2015
    This is a commission that is long, long overdue. It is time for the Oakland Police Department to join, in the spirit of honest and responsible collaboration, with the community to support a commission that will provide safety for its citizens, as well as its police officers.
  • ROSSE
    Feb 18, 2015
    Feb 18, 2015
    We need MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT in Oakland this is a nightmare city you never know when somebody can kill you or not and neighbors or people that had seen the crime would not coraperate because they're affraid of being attack and being treated and might even be killed.
    OPD need more ENFORCEMENT need to be PATROLING 24/7. This community is not safe and wont be safe until the law makes the MOVE and proctect us the VICTIMS until then people would coraporate with investigation etc. because the law is on our side protecting us not leaving us at our own risk that people can harm us.
    We need to make an PROTEST because Oakland is out of CONTROL im PLANNING to Call the California GOVERMENT and start sending them Letter because we are all humans have a life people depending on us and our life can end in a little as one second and they'll be no justice because the law is not protecting us! OAKLAND need to be CORRECTED and Have the LAW in their sight not the Deliquents running the CITY
    They need to PUT a STOP NOW before it'll be too LATE
    Honestly how can a DRUG CARTEL LORD had the POWER TO CONTROL VIOLENCE AND ADDICTION PROBLEM To MOSt in ONE STATE and OAKLAND JUsTIcE Department and Law can put their enforcement to MAKE OAKLAND a Better place i know its not correctly to compare OAKLAND city to Ex most wanted REFUGEE but honestly OAKLAND NEEDS to do something!!!
    I dont know how am i going to do this but i'll will my best try to get this to the CALIfORNIA GOVERMENT not only for me but for all of us who are victims in this situations where you are affraid to go outside and breath air because you might get killed or shoot
    Risking your kids life by walking them to school, bus stop, store, etc. not only our kids are in risk but also any love one we have or anybody doesnt have to be your family! Hopefully OAKLAND would CHANGE we need JUSTICE and LAW by our side for we can be SAFE
  • ROSSE
    ROSSE United States, Oakland
    Feb 18, 2015
    Feb 18, 2015
    We need MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT in Oakland this is a nightmare city you never know when somebody can kill you or not and neighbors or people that had seen the crime would not coraperate because they're affraid of being attack and being treated and might even be killed.
    OPD need more ENFORCEMENT need to be PATROLING 24/7. This community is not safe and wont be safe until the law makes the MOVE and proctect us the VICTIMS until then people would coraporate with investigation etc. because the law is on our side protecting us not leaving us at our own risk that people can harm us.
    We need to make an PROTEST because Oakland is out of CONTROL im PLANNING to Call the California GOVERMENT and start sending them Letter because we are all humans have a life people depending on us and our life can end in a little as one second and they'll be no justice because the law is not protecting us! OAKLAND need to be CORRECTED and Have the LAW in their sight not the Deliquents running the CITY
    They need to PUT a STOP NOW before it'll be too LATE
    Honestly how can a DRUG CARTEL LORD had the POWER TO CONTROL VIOLENCE AND ADDICTION PROBLEM To MOSt in ONE STATE and OAKLAND JUsTIcE Department and Law can put their enforcement to MAKE OAKLAND a Better place i know its not correctly to compare OAKLAND city to Ex most wanted REFUGEE but honestly OAKLAND NEEDS to do something!!!
    I dont know how am i going to do this but i'll will my best try to get this to the CALIfORNIA GOVERMENT not only for me but for all of us who are victims in this situations where you are affraid to go outside and breath air because you might get killed or shoot
    Risking your kids life by walking them to school, bus stop, store, etc. not only our kids are in risk but also any love one we have or anybody doesnt have to be your family! Hopefully OAKLAND would CHANGE we need JUSTICE and LAW by our side for we can be SAFE
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