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Interested in staying involved? Please join us at the following sessions/meetings to stay up to date. Check back often to find out more!

Virtual Town Hall on OPD Use of Force Policy



Virtual Forum (listening session) on Police Use of Force Thursday, Sept. 17,  6:30 - 8:00 pm


Join us & tell us about your encounters with the Oakland police. Your stories along with many others can help write “street level” police policies. We will share these stories with the independent Police Commission to assist them in reviewing and recommending new policies. 

MACRO part of 'de fund' proposal at City Council Tuesday, June 23 at 12:00 pm

Low level 911 calls for service should be responded to by trained community members, not sworn officers with a badge and a gun. Police officers can reduce response time for serious criminal incidents if they do not respond to public nuisance calls. MACRO pilot can be launched for $1.5 million taken from police department budget. We need this reform NOW! To support, call in to the Council meeting on Tuesday or email the City Council members! Talking points in attachment.


To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link: at the noticed meeting time.

• To listen to the meeting by phone, please call the numbers below at the noticed meeting time: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 

Public comments are taken only at the start of the meeting: the agenda item is #3. Comments can be emailed prior to the meeting:

City Council to vote on Police Commission 'clean up' ballot measure on June 9th!

The meeting starts at 11:30 am and speakers may only speak at the beginning of the meeting.


We need you to voice your support for the measure that was passed by the Police Commission and is endorsed by the Coalition for Police Accountability and to reject the City Council version that contains several 'poison pills' that will weaken, not strengthen, the Commission.

The agenda is attached and the measure that is listed as Kaplan, Kalb and Gallo is the one that we want to see on the November ballot! 

Come and Be Part of the Solution!

Since the Police  Commission was seated in December of 2017, the result of 83% of Oakland voters approval of Measure LL, the Commission has scored some significant victories. The Commission has changed the OPD policy on searching individuals on probation or parole, and the new policy has been approved by the city council. It requires that police officers have an articulable reason to stop or search a person on probation or parole. This is the first policy of its kind in California. The Commission's discipline committee fired the officers who killed Joshua Pawlik and is now endorsing a non-police response to some 911 calls.

However, the Police Commission has been hamstrung by City Administration and City Attorney obstruction that has resulted in a lack of staffing.

Join us on Wednesday, September 11, from 7- 9 pm at CHORI to discuss opportunities to remedy this situation. 

CHORI is adjacent to the North Oakland Senior Center: : 58th St & MLK (off street parking on 58th St through the gate). 


Not All 911 Calls Require a Police Response

Community presentation by two members of CAHOOTS, a program that has been active in Eugene, Oregon for over 30 years which provides a mental health provider response to about 17% of all 911 calls.

The Coalition for Police Accountability is partnering with Urban Strategies to develop an implementation plan for a pilot program in Oakland.

Find out more tonight: Wednesday, June 26th at St Columba Church 6401 San Pablo Ave. Oakland

Refreshments and sign in at 6:00; presentation starts at 6:30, followed by Q & A.

Hearing on Motion to Intervene in the Negotiated Settlement Agreement in Federal Court!

Wednesday, May 29th at 2:00 pm - 17th floor -- Dept. 2 Judge Orrick

Federal Court  450 Golden Gate Avenue (near Civic Center BART station)


The City of Oakland, plaintiffs' attorneys and the Oakland Police Association have all opposed our motion to intervene in the NSA. The City stated: 

"Today is a much different day than when the NSA began.  For one thing,

the City is in compliance with all but four tasks.  Dkt. No. 1238.  The City is 

faithful to the idea that with strong medicine like the new policies

the Department has put into place and a bench of strong,

committed leaders, the Department can be the trustworthy

guardian the community deserves. Today its a much different day

than when the NSA began.

Coalition to Hold Press Conference at City Hall 12:30 pm Thursday, March 21

                                           Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick Must Be Removed


Oakland, CA.-On Thursday, March 21st  at 12:30 pm, the Coalition for Police Accountability, comprising more than 25 groups and individuals, will hold a press conference in front of City Hall calling on Federal Compliance Director, Robert Warshaw, to fire Police Chief Kirkpatrick based on his own findings in the police shooting death of Joshua Pawlik, saying “she went light on cops who made serious errors and ignored a key piece of evidence”, according to internal documents released Wednesday.”

Oakland Police Commission Public Hearing on Policing Practices and the Homeless Population

On Saturday, February 16th, the Oakland Police Commission is putting on its first public hearing on police practices. The event will feature our unhoused residents giving testimony about how they have experienced Oakland police officers actions. The Police Commission's role is to create and review OPD policy designed to ensure professional and constitutional policing and equitable services to all residents.

The event will be hosted by the Taylor Memorial Church at 12th Street and Adeline and is free.Before the hearing, lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:45. Taylor Memorial Church is wheelchair accessible. Child care and Spanish translation will be provided.

Community Call Up! City Council meeting December 11.


Coalition Steering Committee Meeting November 14th @ 7:00 pm

Location: CHORI (Children's Hospital Research Institute)  58th and Martin Luther King Way, Oakland

(secure off street parking through gate on 58th St)

  • What kinds of changes should we push for with our police department?

  • How is the Police Commission performing? 

Join the Coalition's efforts to ensure that Oakland's police behave professionally and constitutionally!

Community Call Up for City Council meeting Tuesday, June 19!

The independence of the Oakland Police Commission is being threatened by City Attorney Barbara Parker who is insisting that the legal advisor to the Commission should report to her instead of to the Commission and that the Inspector General should report to the City Administrator, not to the Commission.


We must reject this and demand that the City Council pass the current draft Ordinance along with the Police Commission's recommended amendments! It's item #13 on the Agenda You can fill out a speaker's card here:.

Steering Committee meeting Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

We'll be discussing our strategy to make sure that the Ordinance providing the structure that governs the operation of the Police Commission is the strongest one possible. We need to make sure that all staff operate independently from the City's Administrative structure.

Come and find out how you can help!

Location: CHORI  58th St and Martin Luther King Jr Way (off street parking through the gate on 58th St.)

"Meet and Greet" the Oakland Police Commissioners Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 PM

The Coalition for Police Accountability is hosting the first opportunity for the residents of Oakland to meet their Police Commissioners outside of City Hall at their regular meetings. This informal event will be facilitated by John Jones III and Spanish interpretation will be offered. 

Find out what the Police Commission does, how you can file a complaint and what the Commissioners feel will be their greatest challenge moving forward.

The event is free and light refreshments will be served.


General Coalition Meeting

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 PM  - Location: 1540 Broadway, Oakland


Agenda: We will be hosting the Policy Analyst, Juanito Rus, from the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA) to discuss his job -- and to explain the new app that allows us to file complaints of police misconduct online.


We'll also be discussing plans for our "Meet and Greet Your Police Commissioners" event on June 9th at 1:00 PM at St. Elizabeth's School.

Coalition Steering Committee Meeting May 9 @ 7:00 PM

Location: CHORI   57th St. and MLK Way (entrance on 58th St. gate)


We will be discussing the Coalition's position on the agenda items of the Selection Panel as well as the current issues being addressed by the. Police Commission. We will also talk about our plans for a 'meet and greet' the Commissioners forum in June.


This is an open meeting; new folks welcome!.

Oakland Police Commission Meeting April 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

This promises to be one of the most important meetings to date. The Commissioners will receive a training in the history and content of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) from one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, Jim Chanin.


Also on the agenda is a discussion of the proposed enabling legislation, a procedure for agenda creation, and a proposal to initiate a strategic planning.process

Oakland Police Commission Meeting April 12, 2018

The Commission will be considering amendments to the proposed enabling ordinance and will be reviewing the complaints of officer misconduct that are being investigated by CPRA (Community Police Review Agency). Commissioners will also review the staffing of CPRA and the new case management software that is being implemented.

Coalition Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM

Location: CHORI 57th St.  & Martin Luther King Way. (off street parking via 58th St gate) Walk to second gate and ring buzzer for entry.


Agenda: We will be discussing the current state of the Police Commission. What are the issues that are emerging and how can they be resolved? Who should be engaged?


And what bills in the State Legislature should be be endorsing? 

Candidates Forum for Assembly District 15 --Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 PM

Are you prepared to head to the polls? Your vote matters! Don’t give it away without getting to know the candidates. #AD15 is up for election this November!


Join the Oakland Coalition for Police Accountability and the League of Women Voters for a candidate forum on April 5, 7-9 PM at the North Oakland Senior Center, 5714 Martin Luther King  Way (off street parting through gate on 58th St) 

UC Berkeley Panel Discussion on Community - Police Relations

The discussion over police and use of force, a constant refrain in Berkeley’s community discourse, was revitalized over UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Week last September. Nationally, protests against brutality have drawn to attention the relationship between police and the community. 

The Forum will be held at Haas N500 (Chou Hall).park at the Maxwell Family Field (2205 Piedmont Ave.

Oakland Police Commission Meeting March 8 at 6:30 PM

Police Commission meetings have shifted to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Council Chambers of City Hall (3rd floor). 

This meeting will include a discussion of the proposed Enabling Legislation for Measure LL which will provide details on the structure and operations of the Police Commission, the Inspector General and the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA). 

The Coalition's suggested edits to the Ordinance will be discussed. Of particular importance is our insistence that there be legal counsel for both the Agency and the Commission that is not part of the City Attorney's office in order to protect the independence of the process. We encourage the community to come out and echo this point.

Attend the City Council meeting of March 6 starting at 5:30 PM!

On the agenda is item #11 -- the Enabling Legislation that will provide the governance structure for the operation of Oakland's new Police Commission.  We've attached it here for your review so that you can weigh in. What do you think needs to be added, modified or deleted?  Send us your ideas via our email link and plan to give your input to the City Council. You can sign up to speak by clicking here:

Oakland Police Commission Meeting February 28, 2018

Commission meetings start at 6:30 in Council Chambers of City Hall - 3rd floor This meeting will take up officer discipline, Internal Affairs procedures, the policy on the release of officers' video footage in excessive force or police involved shootings. Also, Commissioner Prather will propose an idea for OPD policy with regard to ICE. OPD Chief Kirkpatrick is expected to attend.

Training Session for Police Commissioners Saturday, Feb 10 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Measure LL requires the Commissioners to be trained in a number of content areas, including procedural justice and other policies, organizational structure and operations of the Oakland Police Department including Internal Affairs.

This training is open to the public and public comment will be included.

Coalition for Police Accountability General Meeting

Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 PM.

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI )

5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Join us as we discuss the activities of the new Oakland Police Commission and the challenges they face as they work to bring needed reforms to the Oakland Police Department.


Oakland Police Commission Meeting Jan. 24, 2018

The Commission will discuss its staffing needs as well as the most recent report of the Federal Monitor who is reporting on the status of OPD's compliance with the Negotiated Settlement Agreement.

The third meeting of the new police commission begins at 6:30 PM in Hearing Room 1, Oakland City Hall. There is free parking in the Dalziel garage on 16th street. Public comment is invited on each agenda item.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017  6:30 PM

City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor City Hall

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA 94612

Dec 27, 2017, 6:30PM

Oakland Police Commission Meeting

The first meeting of the Oakland Police Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 PM in City  Council Chambers, City Hall. One Frank Ogawa Plaza. For details, please visit:

Dec 13, 2017, 6:30PM

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