Over at Oakland Local (a community news and views site I cofounded), I’m working with reporter Eric K. Arnold to cover police accountability — an important and touch topic in this town.
We’re approaching this from the perspective of empowering Oaklanders to be able to wield influence on how police operate in their neighborhoods. There’s been a lot of friction and violence, and community members have often felt powerless on this front.
So here’s what I’ve written so far on this topic:
- Police misconduct in Oakland? How to file a complaint (includes embedded forms, which can be a bit hard to find on the City’s site)
- Experts, community discuss how to combat race bias in Oakland policing
Also, today Eric Arnold published an excellent overview of what Oakland’s Citizens Police Review Board is and how it works:
Much more to come on this front. Stay tuned!