Oakland’s Independent Police Commission Passes Search Protections for People on Probation or Parole

[Oakland, CA. April 12, 2019] Late last night, Oakland’s Police Commission

unanimously passed a new policy which requires that police officers have

an actual reason to search a person on probation or parole for a non-violent offence.

The commission drafted the new policy after consulting with people who had been

subjected to repeated searches, criminal justice advocates, and the

Oakland Police Department (OPD).

Oakland’s Independent Police Commission Passes Search Protections for People on Probation or Parole