.Wednesday Must Read: Court Monitors Slam OPD, Again; Oakland Ramps Up 100-Blocks Crime-Fighting Plan

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. In a new report, federal court monitors are strongly criticizing Oakland police again for failing to enact mandated reforms, and say that the department’s response to Occupy Oakland raises “serious concerns” about its ability to “hold true to the best practices in American policing,” the Bay Citizen reports. Court monitors, which include retired law enforcement officials from other cities, have issued a series of highly critical reports on OPD, especially on how it deals with allege police officer misconduct. The newest report also includes evidence that the department has engaged in racial profiling. Judge Thelton Henderson will review the latest report next week at a hearing in which he may place the department under federal receivership.


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