Police Commissioners Spar with Oakland Police Department Over Authority to Revise Search Policy

Three members of the Oakland Police Commission made an unusual appeal to the city council last night. They asked council members to hold off on voting on a policy revision because the civilian police commission's version of the new policy was excluded by the city administration in favor of a version drafted solely by the police.

“I am confused because it seems like procedurally, you are all on the wrong track,” Police Commissioner Regina Jackson told council members during a public comment period. “The very first policy we put forward to you, with teeth, is maybe not going to be heard.”


The mission of the Coalition for Police Accountability (“the Coalition” or CPA) is to advocate for accountability of the Oakland Police Department to the community so that the Oakland Police Department operates with equitable, just, constitutional, transparent policies and practices that reflect the values and engender the trust of the community.

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