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).