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Oakland Police Press Release
Oct 22, 2020

Oakland Police Make Arrest In Hate Crime

Oakland, CA —Today, October 22, 2020, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Freddie Smith, 57, in connection with three counts of vandalism along with enhancements alleging a hate crime.

Tactical Van
Oct 22, 2020

Barricaded Suspect Surrenders to Police without incident

On October 22, 2020, at 11:15 am, the Oakland Police Department responded to the 1600 block of High Street on a report of a person wanted in connection with a double homicide that occurred in the City of Oakland.

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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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