In January 2020, the Oakland Police Commission voted to review and revise the Oakland Police Department’s Use of Force policy. After that, a smaller subset of the Commission continued to work with multiple stakeholders and community groups to craft a new policy.
This work was spearheaded by an Ad Hoc Committee made up of Commissioners Ginale Harris, Tara Anderson and Henry Gage III.
Committed to ensuring a collaborative and transparent effort, this project was undertaken in partnership with community leaders, activists and police officers, in an effort to produce a forward-thinking policy.
The Commission's press release on the new OPD Use of Force policy is available at the following link: