The Convoluted, Controversial Path of a 9-1-1 Call in Oakland

As the most prominent face of the city’s emergency response, the Oakland Police Department takes the blame for a disturbing accusation made by many in East and West Oakland: Because of their race and where they live, when they dial 9-1-1 it takes police, ambulance and fire crews much longer to respond compared to other parts of the city.

But the OPD is only one part of that process. In a detailed and startling documentary, KALW’s Managing Editor Martina Castro and reporter Ali Budner investigate why the delays exist.

Data Dump: Salary Data For 2,909 Oakland Police Department Employees

How much more did former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan make compared to his predecessor, Anthony Batts? What was the largest salary that an Oakland Police Department employee earned in the last 13 years? How many fewer people were on the OPD’s payroll in 2012 than 2008?

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