Oakland Lawmakers Vote To Give Police Officers A Pay Raise

OAKLAND (BCN/CBS SF) — Amid a nationwide racial reckoning between police and communities of color, Oakland city councilmembers on Tuesday gave police officers a raise following what a councilmember called a “backroom deal” by the mayor.

All six councilmembers present at Tuesday’s special City Council meeting approved the raise while Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and Councilmember Carroll Fife were excused.

The tentative agreement was struck less than two weeks ago in closed session between the city and the Oakland Police Officers’ Association, the police union.

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