Tag Archives: Police

Fund the police

There’s one lesson the Merry-Go-Round has learned about reviewing Council agendas since Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft became mayor:  Don’t overlook the items on the “consent calendar.” If you do, you might miss something important – like, say, a staff recommendation that … Continue reading

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“Defund” APD?

According to City Manager Eric Levitt, the long-awaited draft recommendations of the “police reform” subcommittees appointed last October are due to be made public later this month. Alamedans thus will know very shortly whether any of the five subcommittees, which … Continue reading

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Fed up – and forced out?

By training and experience, Paul Rolleri is a policeman, not a politician. And that, in the Merry-Go-Round’s view, is why he will no longer be chief of police in Alameda after August 28.

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“Reform” by referral

If you sat through the nearly five hours of the June 29 Council meeting (or, as we did, watched the entire video), you would be entitled to expect that the next step in Council’s pursuit of “police reform” would be … Continue reading

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Hail to the chiefs

Ever since we learned that Fire Chief Edmond Rodriguez had taken non-COVID-19 medical leave beginning on March 23, we’ve been waiting for the press release announcing that he has retired and the City is beginning the search for a new … Continue reading

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