Police Secrets

From Anaheim to Oakland, Police Brutality Still Plagues California

by Ali Winston on Aug 7, 2012 9:25AM

Recent news across the state offers stark reminders of how bad the relationship remains between militarized police forces and the black and brown neighborhoods they patrol.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Police Secrets, Anaheim Police

Judge Takes Oakland Police One Step Closer to Federal Control

by Ali Winston on Jun 5, 2012 9:43AM

A Colorlines.com investigation last fall found at least 20 OPD officers involved in repeat shootings. A federal judge has grown impatient with the department's willingness to meaningfully probe that kind of violence.

Topics: Police Secrets, Criminal Justice

Deadly Secrets: How California Law Shields Oakland Police Violence

by Ali Winston on Aug 17, 2011 9:54AM

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws five years ago left California residents with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints--and thus prevent future violence. A Colorlines.com investigation finds Oakland is one of the cities left most vulnerable.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Police Secrets