Monday Night Bloodbath in Oakland, OPD Union Responds
Police Blame Day Of Unprecedented Violence In Oakland On Low Morale, Understaffing
A violent Monday across Oakland that left at least 3 dead has prompted a lot of finger-pointing between police and city leaders.
Oakland Police Officer’s Association Press Release
Monday Night Oakland Sees A Bloodbath – Yet Silence From The Oakland City Council Members That Voted to Defund the Police.
Oakland Police Staffing 695 And Falling.
OAKLAND – Yesterday evening turned into a bloodbath on Oakland’s streets. Officers responded to the scene of a double homicide (#90 and #91) on 68th Avenue. This followed officers assisting on the scene of an FBI agent shooting a suspect on Fruitvale Ave. Then came a triple shooting near the Fruitvale BART Station, and within hours, another shooting on 46th Ave.
“The carnage witnessed on Oakland streets last night and how Oakland’s tired, vilified, and unsupported police officers fought to protect our residents once again demonstrated that Oakland Police Officers are America’s hardest working cops. This devastating violence is brought to you by the majority of Oakland’s City Council
that defunded the police that discounts the plight of Oakland’s victims of violent crime, and hide behind their zoom screens, ignoring the decade-high violent crime occurring on city streets,” said Oakland Police Officers’ Association President Barry Donelan.
Oakland’s defunded police department’s total sworn staffing is 695 – the lowest in six years. Oakland is currently losing about ten officers a month. City Council decisions to defund the police have resulted in the disbandment of the Traffic Division, walking details, some Crime Reduction teams, and Community Resources Units and the Council voted to freeze fifty-five (55) police officer positions.
About the Oakland Police Officers’ Association: The Oakland Police Officers’ Association (OPOA) represents all sworn members at all ranks within the Oakland Police Department. Representing the hardest working Police Officers in America. The OPOA can be found on the Web at www.opoa.org.
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