Month: November 2017

Make Sanctuary Real Videos

At the November 14 meeting of the Oakland Public Safety Committee, the community rallied after the abrupt removal of the public hearing from the scheduled agenda. A week after this meeting, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf agreed to support ending all…

Mayoral Maneuvering On ICE Raid

  Update: On November 21, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf announced that she would support the Kaplan/Brooks proposal to end all OPD cooperation with HSI and ICE. KTVU Coverage   After the strong showing in Oakland on November 14, Oakland mayor…

Internal Affairs Complaint Alleges Oakland Police Chief Untruthful About ICE Raid


On November 7, 2017, an internal affairs complaint was filed by Privacy Advisory Commission Chair Brian Hofer and 7 fellow complainants (Attorney Margaret Cunningham, Wellstone Club Politics Chair Pamela Drake, Sanctuary Advocate Linda Olvera, Sharon Rose with Block By Block Organizing Network, Media Alliance ED and OP member Tracy Rosenberg, Reverend J. Alfred Smith Jr of Allen Temple Baptist Church, and Sociology Professor Judith Stacey) against Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick for false statements made to the public and Oakland’s City Council about the August 16 West Oakland ICE Raid.

5 additional individuals and two organizations joined on to the complaint on November 13. The additional signers are No Coal in Oakland activist Michael Kaufman, John Jones III of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ), Rebecca Merton with CIVIC, attorneys Mary Vail and Alan Brill, and organzational support from the California Sanctuary Campaign and Citizens Initiating Visits with Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC).

Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will have a hearing with OPD Chief Anne Kirkpatrick in attendance on November 14 at 6pm at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

A copy of the complaint is below.

Kirkpatrick CPRB complaint

East Bay Express coverage

East Bay Times coverage

KTVU Coverage

Splinter Coverage

NBC-Bay Area

Univision Coverage (with Santos, the 25 year old in deportation proceedings due to the raid) 

San Francisco Chronicle coverage

Fox News Coverage

KPIX-TV Coverage