On November 3, 2020, the Oakland Police Department was involved in an officer-involved shooting in the 1400 block of 92nd Avenue.
When the Department has a critical incident involving our officers, we believe in transparency with our community, and we make efforts to share information with our community in a timely manner. We are releasing all of the associated audio and video that captured the incident that night. We are also providing a video which gives context as to the setting and chronology of the incident which includes Body-Worn Camera videos, dispatch audio recordings, a map, and a timeline.
Please note that the video images and some of the language used during the incident may be graphic and disturbing to some. Please also note that the Body-Worn Camera Video images displayed do not necessarily correspond to the visuals of any particular officer or officers involved in the incident. The camera records the view of the incident from the angle of the camera as it is positioned on the officer.
Our goal in releasing this video is to allow the public to view the material in as clear and straightforward manner as possible without making any judgments or determinations as to what occurred. Investigations are still ongoing; however, we understand the importance of timely release of information.
Whenever a life is lost, it is tragic. We know there is concern in our community whenever force is used. That is why we have provided you as much context as possible for this incident.
We train our officers to minimize the use of force, and we take all uses of force very seriously.
When an officer uses deadly force, there are multiple independent and parallel reviews and investigations through the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, the City of Oakland’s Community Police Review Agency (CPRA), and the Oakland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Internal Affairs Division (IAD).
You may view the video here: