WHO WE ARE

The mission of the Coalition for Police Accountability (“the Coalition” or CPA) is to advocate for accountability of the Oakland Police Department to the community so that the Oakland Police Department operates with equitable, just, constitutional, transparent policies and practices that reflect the values and engender the trust of the community.

In furtherance of its mission as stated herein, the Coalition will:

  • Monitor the implementation of Measure LL and the activities of the Oakland Police Commission

  • Inform and educate the community on issues related to policing policies and practices in Oakland

In addition, the Coalition will offer to support efforts by other communities to establish oversight of their respective police departments by community members.  The Coalition may also engage with like-minded groups to pursue or support local, county, and state initiatives or candidates whose objectives are to ensure the protection of civil liberties, promote effective public safety strategies, and advocate for a fair, transparent, and accountable criminal justice system.

CPA gratefully acknowledges support from:

       Sociological Initiatives Foundation

       Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Our coalition is composed of both organizations and individual members. We are a 501 c4 non profit organization, led by the following officers: 

Pamela Drake, President

Sheryl Walton, Secretary

Len Raphael,    Treasurer

 

Rashidah Grinage is the Coordinator for the Advisory body referred to as the Coalition for Police Accountability. Our Steering Committee members are Bruce Schmiechen, Terri McWiliams, Cathy Leonard, Pamela Drake, Michael Tigges, Larry White, Henry Gage III, Saied Karamooz, Mariano Contreras, Elise Bernstein,  Allene Warren and Lorelei Bosserman.

ORGANIZATIONS

SEIU Local 1021

Faith in Action (formerly OCO)
League of Women Voters – Oakland chapter
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
NAACP – Oakland chapter
Latino Task Force
Neighbors for Racial Justice (N4RJ)
Block by Block Organizing Network (BBBON))

ILWU Local 10

Urban Strategies

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Imani Social Justice Table

CAIR

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Jean Quan

Jessica Rothaar
Pamela Drake

Rashidah Grinage
Susan Shawl

Paula Hawthorn
Michael Tigges

Len Raphael

Helen Duffy

Bruce Schmiechen

John Jones III
Ruby Stein

Magaly Chavez
Anne Janks

Lorelei Bosserman
Elise Bernstein

Henry Gage III

Jean Moses
Mariano Contreras
Lawrence Briscoe
Iris Starr
Sharon Rose

Reginald Lyles

Terri McWilliams

Reisa Jaffe

Cathy Leonard
Allene Warren
Sheryl Walton
Saied Karamooz
Larry White
Mary Vail

Claudine Tong

William  Chorneau

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Coalition for Police Accountability (“the Coalition” or CPA) is to advocate for accountability of the Oakland Police Department to the community so that the Oakland Police Department operates with equitable, just, constitutional, transparent policies and practices that reflect the values and engender the trust of the community.

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