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Add comment on:Blueford Supporters Get the Goods with City Council Disruptions; OPD Releases Police Reports: photos & PDFs
After having vociferously demanded justice for the murder of Alan Blueford since he was killed on May 6th, including effectively shutting down the Oakland city council meeting on September 18th, the Oakland Police department has relented to one of the family's primary demands by releasing related police reports, albeit redacted (see PDFs below). This does not happen in Oakland. Police do not release internal reports to the families of those killed by police just because they ask. Ever. Only through civil suits do such documents see the light of day, authorities usually denying access to the reports under the rubric of protecting the integrity of ongoing investigations, investigations that drag on seemingly indefinitely -- and in the case of Alameda District Attorney's office, investigations that are virtually never completed in the case of officer-involved shootings.
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