Measure to Reform Oakland Police Commission in the Works | | Kaplan for Oakland

Charter amendment proposed by City Council President Rebecca Kaplan would make body more independent of mayor and city administrator.

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After years of advocacy for independent police oversight in Oakland, residents overwhelmingly voted for the creation of a civilian police commission by passing Measure LL in 2016. In the intervening years, however, supporters of the robust oversight seemingly promised by that measure have described its promise of reforming Oakland’s consistently troubled police department as unfulfilled. Now, a charter amendment that hopes to amend some of Measure LL’s perceived weaknesses could come before Oakland voters sometime next year.

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