.Ali Winston

Feb 18, 2017

Police Did Not Arrest East Oakland Shooter Despite Two Earlier Gunfire Incidents In A...

Jesse Enjaian died on Friday after a shootout with Oakland police — the third in a week. Credits: Facebook Jesse Enjaian, a 32-year-old computer science engineer,...
Oct 21, 2016

Cop Facing Felony Charges in Oakland PD Sex-Abuse Case Says He ‘Never Met’ Celeste...

Cop Giovanni LoVerde, left, with his attorney, Michael Cardoza. Credits: Ali Winston This afternoon, the attorney representing two Oakland cops accused of sexual misconduct introduced what...
Oct 12, 2016

Top Commander Accused of Turning California National Guard Into ‘Criminal Syndicate’

The top commander of the California National Guard is facing accusations that he’s turned the state’s military force into a “criminal syndicate.” This claim...
May 31, 2016

California Effort to Increase Police Transparency Dies in State Capitol

A legislative effort to open some law-enforcement personnel records up to public scrutiny died a quiet death in the Capitol last week. Under current law,...
Apr 13, 2016

Oakland Cops Quietly Acquired Social Media Surveillance Tool

Without public hearings or civilian oversight, the Oakland Police Department acquired a powerful social media monitoring tool called Geofeedia in 2014 and has used...
Dec 11, 2014

CHP and Berkeley Police Target Protesters and Journalists with Questionable Force

CHP at Monday night's protest. Credits: Joaquin Palomino Two weeks of intense protests in the East Bay over the grand jury non-indictments of police-involved deaths of...
Nov 12, 2014

Controlling the Surveillance State

California cities and counties have spent more than $65 million on surveillance technologies in the past decade while conducting little public debate about the...
Oct 15, 2014

Measure Z and Oakland’s Operation Ceasefire

It's been a decade since Oakland voters approved Measure Y, a parcel tax that brings in $20 million a year for police, fire, and...