Oakland voters overwhelmingly back police oversight measure
For the second time in four years, a supermajority of Oaklanders voted to give a civilian police commission vast authority.
Four years ago, Oakland voters approved the creation of a civilian police commission with the power to fire the police chief, make and review a range of police policies, and discipline officers for serious misconduct, including the use of deadly force, lying, and sexual assault.
Now, a new measure that will strengthen that commission is winning by a large margin.
According to the latest vote count, Measure S1 is passing with 81% of the vote.