Oakland Councilwoman Proposes Plan to Hire More Officers Following Recent Violence


The city of Oakland is trying to tackle how they can stop the recent violence.

On Thursday, Oakland City Council president Sheng Thao proposed a hiring plan to immediately fill 60 vacant police officer positions.

While Thao wants to open at least one new police academy, her aim is to recruit veteran officers with a $50,000 hiring bonus and an additional $20,000 for local recruits.