Avi Asher-Schapiro

Bratton controversy divides Oakland community as council approves contract 7-1


Following a highly attended and closely watched meeting on Tuesday, Oakland City Council voted 7-1 to approve a $250,000 contract to hire a team of police consultants which includes controversial stop-and-frisk advocate Bill Bratton. Read more »

Oakland to decide on controversial stop-and-frisk advocate Bill Bratton


On Tuesday, Oakland City Council will consider approving a $250,000 contract for an outside security consulting team, which could include controversial roving police chief and private security contractor William Bratton. Read more »