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Nov 29, 2023

Arrest Made in November 2023 Homicide Case

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has arrested James Wheeler of Oakland in connection with the homicide of Johnny Johnson. The fatal shooting occurred on November 21, 2023, in the 6900 block of Bancroft Avenue.

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Darren Allison

Interim Chief Of Police

Over a 25-year career, Interim Chief Darren Allison has served in many of the Oakland Police Department's assignments commensurate with his increasing rank. His assignments include Patrol, Community Policing, the Crime Reduction Team, Criminal Investigations, the Inspector General’s Office, Special Operations, the Tactical Team (SWAT), Internal Affairs Division, and Area Command.

In 2016, he was assigned as the Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Field Operations, in charge of patrol, community policing, and crime reduction for three districts. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Chief, responsible for overall Department operations. He oversees the Bureau of Field Operations, Bureau of Investigations, Bureau of Risk Management, Bureau of Services, and the Ceasefire Strategy.

Assistant Chief Allison earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in Leadership and Organizational Studies. He completed the CA POST Management Course, graduated from the FBI National Academy (236), and attended the PERF Senior Management Institute for Policing. He is a graduate of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, Police Executive Leadership Institute (Session VII), and FBI National Executive Institute (Session 43).

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