Reassignment causes hiatus for community policing program
The Alameda Police Department (APD) recently announced that the department would shut down its Community Oriented Policing & Problem Solving (COPPS) unit effective Jan. 1, 2016. APD blamed the closure on “recent retirements” and stated that the department was reassigning Officer Frank Peterson, who ran COPPS, to patrol duty.
On Thursday, July 16, the City Council discussed the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) draft policy for the distribution of Taser AXON Flex body cameras to officers. APD Chief Paul Rolleri presented the policy to the council members. Taser’s vice-president for video and cloud sales was on hand to answer questions.
The city of Alameda has settled a lawsuit that accused one of its officers of excessive physical force stemming from an arrest of a disabled Alameda resident in 2012.
Attorneys Panos Langos and Susan Kang Gordon announced in a press release that their client Jeffery Navarro settled his civil rights case against the City and Sgt. Patrick Wyeth of the Alameda Police Department for $450,000.
The Alameda Police Department (APD) are seeing early success on its newly implemented automated license-plate recognition program.
APD reported earlier this month they have collected 15 stolen vehicles in the city due to the new resource since its implementation in December 2014. Officers have lauded the technology for its convenience and thoroughness. The devides haven’t just helped officers collect stolen vehicles and identify stolen license plates, APD said the program helped locate a missing and allegedly suicidal person.
Monday, June 30
Three cases of grand theft (auto) reported: at 7:09 a.m. on the 400 block of Central Avenue; at 11:02 a.m. on the 1100 block of Pacific Marina; and at 11:29 a.m. on the 2200 block of San Antonio Avenue.
Battery reported at 12:03 a.m. on the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Restraining order reported at 5:18 a.m. on Central.
ID theft reported at 10:36 a.m. on the 1100 block of Ironwood Road.
DOA (natural causes) reported at 3:59 p.m. on Otis Drive.
Stolen vehicle located at 2:12 a.m. on 3000 block of Main Street.
Monday, June 23
Five reports of grand theft (auto) reported: at 8:59 a.m. at the intersection of Fernside Boulevard and Monte Vista Avenue; at 9:10 a.m. on the 0-100 block of Avocet Court; at 1:54 p.m. on the 2900 block of Main Street; at 3:04 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Oak Street; and at 5:01 p.m. on the 2500 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Two cases of ID theft reported: at 9:46 a.m. on the 1600 block of Alameda Avenue and at 9:49 a.m. on the 2900 block of Lincoln.
Missing person reported at 10:33 a.m. on Harbor Light Road.