Loren Taylor smiling with Oakland Hills in the background and his logo that says "Loren Taylor for Oakland Mayor"

Oakland mayor and councilmembers offer plan to increase police staffing

Nov 29, 2021 | In the Press, News

by David DeBolt and Darwin BondGraham

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilmembers Loren Taylor and Treva Reid announced Monday that they intend to introduce legislation to boost police staffing in response to the rising number of shootings and homicides.

They pointed directly to the killing of a TV news crew security guard downtown last week, and a fatal shooting during an auto burglary over the weekend, as examples of the rising crime they hope more police will prevent. Reid and Taylor, who represent districts 6 and 7 in East Oakland, also said their parts of the city are especially hard hit with gun violence