Ali Winston

What's in Store for Oakland With 'Supercop' William Bratton on the Beat?

by Ali Winston on Feb 5, 2013 8:48AM

The city is struggling with violent crime and police scandal. But is Bratton's reputation for cleaning up both things earned, or just saber-rattling and good PR.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

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

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

by Ali Winston on Oct 28, 2011 10:25AM

This week's chaos was the latest in at least two years of violent responses to public protest--and a long string of violence against suspects in black neighborhoods.

Topics: #Occupy, Criminal Justice

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can't Know About Police Misconduct

by Ali Winston on Aug 17, 2011 9:55AM

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws left Californians with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints--and thus prevent future violence. Ali Winston investigates.

Topics: 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

Fresno Cops Involved in Repeat Shootings Still on Duty

by Ali Winston on Apr 26, 2010 12:00PM

Our joint investigation with The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund finds that 25 police officers remain on active duty despite mutliple incidents of violence against civilians.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Targeting Another Generation of Black Men

by Ali Winston on Mar 2, 2009 12:00PM

Despite lawsuits, review boards and more, Oakland fails to reform its police department.

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