Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just Announced-Public Safety Action to come Quickly

Ten additional Alameda County Sheriff Deputies should be patrolling the streets of Oakland as early as February 2, according to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.  The Mayor, joined by Police Chief Jordan and City Administrator Deanna Santana, held a press conference at City Hall this afternoon to discuss the public safety votes of the City Council the night before.  When asked when Bill Bratton would come to Oakland, Chief Jordan said he would expect at least 3 visits to the city by Bratton, the first to come in mid-February, depending on the former LA and NY City Police Chief’s availability.  

Jordan also took the chance to address concerns about “stop and frisk policing”.  Jordan said Oakland police engage in Constitutional policing.  He said that phrase “stop and frisk” comes from a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1968, Terry v. Ohio.  In that case the Court established police may, stop, question and frisk a person the officer has a reasonable suspicion to believe has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime.  He emphasized that racial profiling is not the policy of the Oakland Police Department.    

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