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Retha Glenn Safely Located
Aug 07, 2020

UPDATE: Retha Glenn was safely located.

UPDATE: Retha Glenn was safely located. The Oakland Police Department would like to thank our community members, media partners, and outside law enforcement agencies for their help in locating Ms. Glenn.

Oakland Police Press Release
Aug 07, 2020

A driver was safely taken into custody and two firearms were recovered.

On August 6, 2020, at 8:10 AM, in the 100 block of East 12th Street, Falck ambulance personnel flagged down Oakland Patrol Officers and advised them of a vehicle stopped in the roadway, and that the driver who was the sole occupant, was asleep with a firearm near his lap in plain view.

Oakland Police Press Release
Aug 07, 2020

Homicide Investigation in the 4500 block of Fairfax Ave

On August 6th, 2020, at approximately 9:59 PM, Oakland Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Fairfax Ave. to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located four-male adults (all Oakland residents) suffering from an apparent gunshot wound(s).

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Portrait of Susan E. Manheimer

Susan E. Manheimer

Interim Chief of Police

Interim Chief Susan E. Manheimer comes to the Oakland Police Department with nearly four decades of law enforcement experience.

Chief Manheimer served as the Chief of Police at the San Mateo Police Department for 19 years before coming to OPD. In San Mateo Chief Manheimer created and implemented award-winning programs that have improved the quality of life in the communities she has served. Investing heavily in neighborhood policing partnerships, leading a coalition of public, private and community-based organizations, she was at the forefront of developing several groundbreaking initiatives: Homeless Outreach Team, Quality of Life Beat Policing and a Juvenile Diversion and Referral Center. Chief Manheimer had a 16 year career with the San Francisco Police Department before joining the San Mateo Police Department.

Chief Manheimer has accumulated prestigious accolades at the state, regional and national levels, receiving recognition from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Anti-Defamation League, the California Police Chiefs Association and the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. Chief Manheimer has also received a Presidential appointment to the Office of Violence Against Women under the United States Department of Justice.

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