Monday Must Read: Frequent 911-Callers Overwhelm OPD; Spare the Air Days Appear to Be Working

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1. Nearly half of all calls for police assistance in Oakland last year came from frequent callers at a relatively small number of addresses, the Chron$ reports. The flurry of calls from these locations overwhelmed OPD, and consumed a disproportionate amount of police time, diverting cops away from actual crime-fighting. OPD consultant Robert Wasserman, who has said that Oakland residents too often call 911 for non-emergencies, is studying the issue for the city and plans to devise a proposal to help solve the problem.

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