Oakland's fallen officers remembered during annual ceremony A name is read aloud. A date. Then silence, broken only by the sound of heels clicking against the white, shiny floor of the Oakland Police Department lobby. A wife, a mother, a son or a sister — stoic and composed, or blinking back tears — walks past fellow mourners to add a white rose to a badge-shaped display of red carnations
The report, the result of an outside investigation, documents instances of poor communication, bad planning, failure to meet department policy and disregard for standard safety measures on the day widely described as the darkest in Oakland Police Department history.