Oakland Police Commission Public Hearing

Public Hearing on Policing in the Homeless Community Saturday, February 16 1:00 to 4:00 pm Taylor Memorial Church 1188 12th St. Oakland (@ Adeline)

The Oakland Police Commission announced its first public hearing to gather input from communities heavily impacted by policing. This hearing invites residents in the homeless community to share their experiences and recommendations on how to improve policing so that the Oakland Police Department protects and serves our unhoused neighbors. The Oakland Police Commission—an independent community oversight agency—will use the testimony from affected residents to write policies that will improve policing in their communities. The commission was created in 2016 by 83% of voters, to oversee the Oakland Police Department (OPD). OPD is in its 16th year of federal oversight, due to years of scandals, ongoing racial profiling and discriminatory use of force, and failure to practice constitutional policing. Before the hearing, lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:45. Taylor Memorial Church is wheelchair accessible. Child care and Spanish translation will be provided. Outreach and logistics for the hearing are being coordinated by the Coalition for Police Accountability.

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