Oakland Police Commission Flexes Muscle in Ruling

In a watershed decision, the Oakland Police Commission ruled this month that five officers involved in a controversial 2018 shooting should be fired, marking the first time the 2-year-old civilian body has wielded this authority.

After the release of the commission report on Thursday, police accountability advocates cheered the panel for fulfilling its watchdog role, while the police union blasted the verdict as baseless and politically motivated.

In a watershed decision, the Oakland Police Commission ruled this month that five officers involved in a controversial 2018 shooting should be fired, marking the first time the 2-year-old civilian body has wielded this authority.

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