The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Oakland hires new police chief

Oakland hires new police chief

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Metro, Showcase

The Oakland Police Department has a new leader, finally. A seven-month-long search came to an end on Jan. 5, when Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced at a press conference that former Spokane, Washington Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick would assume the same role in Oakland. Kirkpatrick will be the first fem...

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Former Oakland Police Department captain charged in sex scandal

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under Metro

On Nov. 13, the Contra Costa County prosecutor's office charged 81-year-old Al Perrodin, a retired Oakland Police Department captain, with a misdemeanor for his alleged role in the Bay Area’s sexual exploitation scandal involving a teenage former prostitute. Perrodin was charged with soliciting prostit...

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Richmond Police Department receives disciplinary recommendations

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On Tuesday, the lawyer for Jasmine Abuslin, a 19-year-old former prostitute, known by the alias Celeste Guap, filed a $30 million lawsuit against the Richmond Police Department and a $6 million lawsuit against the Livermore Police Department. She had previously filed a $66 million lawsuit against th...

Controversy continues for local police

Controversy continues for local police

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

One of the most dangerous cities in America still does not have a police chief. It’s been nearly three weeks since an Oakland Police Chief has resigned, stepped down or was fired. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf appointed City Administrator Sabrina Landreth as acting overseer of the department until an inve...

Oakland Police Department in shambles

Oakland Police Department in shambles

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

To say the Oakland Police Department has had a tough month would be an understatement. Several of the department’s officers have been accused of sexual misconduct — as well as others who have allegedly texted racist remarks — which has led to the resignation of three police chiefs in less tha...

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