Alameda News

Reimage, Review, Revise Police Policy

Jun 16,2020

The killing of George Floyd and other Black people by police has caused cities across this country, including Alameda, to ask what public safety should look like in 2020 and beyond.

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 Maurice Ramirez &nbsp&nbsp Alamedans kneel in remembrance of George Floyd and in solidarity with the actions of former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick.

Island City Expresses its Outrage

Jun 07,2020

Last week, thousands of people unified in protests across the world calling for change in police departments across the United States after George Floyd, a Black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a White police officer, in Minneapolis on May 25.

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Video still from residential security camera &nbsp&nbsp Until this footage was released, APD claimed Watkins wasn’t “struck, pushed, slammed or hit.”

Arrest Raises Questions for APD

Jun 07,2020

About 7:45 a.m., on Saturday, May 23, an anonymous caller to the Alameda Police Department (APD) non-emergency number reported a man walking and “dancing” in the street in the 2000 block of Central Avenue. The caller indicated the subject may be mentally ill or under the influence.

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Island Responds

Jun 04,2020

Above, Alameda residents held a rally outside Alameda Police Department Monday demanding justice for George Floyd, and people of color across the country who disproportionately suffer at the hands of law enforcement.

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Photos by Eric J. Kos &nbsp&nbsp Over the weekend, several signs appeared in downtown Alameda expressing anger over the death of George Floyd. Signs surrounding Alameda Police Department (APD) contained messages like #BlackLivesMatter.

Police Killing Leads to National Unrest

Jun 02,2020

Island not immune from impacts of George Floyd’s death

The ramifications of George Floyd’s death last week in Minneapolis have been felt throughout the country including here in Alameda.

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