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Occupy Oakland

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  • More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

    More police now sporting cameras on their bodies
    Officer Aaron Waddell pulled over a gray Dodge Caravan on Route 198 in Laurel and asked the driver for his license and registration. Waddell told the man why he stopped him — a suspected seat belt violation — and added, "Just to let you know, you're being recorded."
  • In Oakland, Batts' former post, police reforms criticized

    In Oakland, Batts' former post, police reforms criticized
    The U.S. government should take over the Oakland Police Department — the California agency led for two years by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts — because of a chronic failure to comply with a decade-old reform settlement,...

    Rawlings-Blake wants to avoid 'violent exchange' with protesters

    Rawlings-Blake wants to avoid 'violent exchange' with protesters
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she hopes to avoid a "violent exchange" with Occupy Baltimore protesters, though she and other city officials declined to say when or if they would forcibly remove the activists. Tensions...

    Oakland pays brain-damaged vet $4.5 million in police suit

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Oakland has reached a $4.5-million settlement with a Marine veteran who suffered brain damage when a police officer shot him with a beanbag projectile during an Occupy Oakland protest, the city announced Friday. Scott Olsen, 26, who...

    Oakland to pay Iraq war vet $4.5 million for Occupy shooting

    OAKLAND, Calif. The city will pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by an Iraq war veteran severely injured by police during a 2011 Occupy Oakland protest. Scott Olsen, 26, suffered a fractured skull and brain damage when an Oakland police officer...