"No One In This Room Believes OPD Should Be Investigating Itself."

The Oakland Alliance, newly a member of the Coalition for Police Accountability, put in an impressive "show of force" at the City Council Tuesday, May 19th, in support of the motion to remove processing of walk-in complaints about OPD from OPD's Internal Affairs department and move it to the Citizen's Police Review Board.

Some seven Oakland Alliance members either testified, giving substantive and insightful commentary, or ceded time to other speakers, all in support of the motion while noting that the new law is only a first, and very small, step on the road to police accountability.

You can view remarks by Oakland Alliance members and others here, on the City's video of the City Council meeting, beginning at 4:13:00.

Mollie Costello: 4:13:50
OA: Rashidah Grinage: 4:18:20
OA: Dawn Delmonte: 4:29:20
OA: Nicole Deane: 4:31:25
OA: Michael Taylor: 4:34:25
OA: April Thomas: 4:36:20
Cat Brooks: 4:38:50
OA: Carroll Fife (ceded time)
OA: JP Massar (ceded time)