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3 Facts About the Oakland Police Department

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The Oakland Police Department is a civilian law enforcement agency responsible for policing the city of Oakland, California.

A law enforcement agency, in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws.

California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.

Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.

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Since a 2003 incident involving alleged police misconduct, the Oakland Police Department has been under federal oversight.

Tensions heightened for police after shooter opens fire on Oakland officer by CBS SF Bay Area

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Ever since, the department has struggled with a potential federal takeover.

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