Archive for August, 2012

Where do Oakland Police live?

August 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Source: East Bay Express (Ali Winston and Darwin Bond-Graham)

Just 9 percent of Oakland’s current 644 police officers actually live in Oakland, according to data provided by OPD. Adding civilian OPD staff who also live outside of Oakland, the total number of police department employees who do not reside in the city is about 785, more than 70 percent of the department’s total workforce.

The city paid these non-Oakland employees roughly $126 million in salary, overtime, and benefits in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. In other words, Oakland taxpayers are exporting up to 86 percent of OPD’s payroll, a huge sum of money, to surrounding suburbs.

Map of OPD residency

Source: Pueblo Lands (Darwin Bond-Graham and Ali Winston)

OPD’s highest paid staff, nearly all sworn officers, live outside the city, while the department’s lowest paid staff, including administrative workers, are far more likely to live in Oakland. None of OPD’s command staff live in Oakland. In a sense this means that the local jobs sustained by OPD, which recycle Oakland tax dollars into the city’s economy, are the lowest paid positions, giving the city very little bang for its police bucks.

Categories: bio

August 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Misconduct and Policy Violations

Who are the Oakland Police?


OPD Financials, Salaries and Settlements

Categories: Uncategorized

OPD payouts and cases since 2000

August 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Results of a records request from OPD, info provided by Michael Siegel

Categories: document, police killing

The court documents the City of Oakland doesn’t want you to see

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

These documents were posted on Friday, August 17 2012 then placed “under seal” on Monday. The City of Oakland claims there is confidential information in these documents, but what is in them? Absolutely nothing, certainly less than what has been published by the media. So why the rush to hide them?

Categories: document, federal monitors

Ingo Mayer

August 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Fined for strip searching two men in public

“In March [2012], US District Court Judge Marilyn Patel sided with Lucas and Bradshaw, awarding them $245,000 in damages and $832,000 in legal fees incurred by plaintiffs’ attorneys Michael Haddad and Julia Sherwin. Patel also ordered Officer Mayer to personally pay $40,000 in restitution to the two men. However, at the urging of the Oakland police union, the city council voted 5-3 last Tuesday to pay Mayer’s fine, even though the city had no obligation to add to the extensive legal bill”

(believed to be no longer with OPD)

Categories: bio, policy violation

Miguel Masso

August 13, 2012 5 comments

Miguel Masso

Murdered Alan Blueford, military verteran, lives in Los Banos

Misconduct preceding OPD employment: “According to a 2007 civil rights lawsuit, Masso and three other officers were accused of beating, macing, and tasering Rafael Santiago in a holding cell at the 52nd Precinct station house in the Central Bronx. According to the lawsuit and NYPD Internal Affairs documents, four cops, including Masso, entered his cell around 4:30 a.m. on March 15, 2007 while Santiago was sleeping. When Santiago refused their orders to leave his cell to be transported to Bronx Central Booking, he was pulled out of his cell and slammed against the floor. Santiago was tased three times, maced, and kicked repeatedly in the head and body. Medical records confirm Santiago sustained a black eye and six serious burns on his back from the electronic shocks. . . New York City settled with Santiago for $54,000 on March 9, 2010. In 2010, the most recent year for which records are available, Masso’s total employee compensation was $149,130.

Categories: bio, police killing

Copley Press v. Superior Court of San Diego

August 5, 2012 Leave a comment

This ruling helps protect police officers from having their names and other personal details exposed to the public after they are accused of abusing their position.

Categories: document, legal