This is Oakland’s 87th murder of the year. At this point last year the city had 61 murders and 75 for all of 2019. There have been a total of 93 homicides in Oakland so far this year. Violent crime is exploding in Oakland, especially in East Oakland.
#Oaklandsfinest are striving under difficult circumstances to serve our residents. Oakland Police Officers see first hand the tragic consequences of violent crime on Oakland’s families. The silence in response to such violence by city leaders is very disappointing. Oakland deserves better.