Governor Gavin Newsom says he is sending additional California Highway Patrol officers to Oakland in an effort to crack down on violent crime.
They will investigate, analyze, and prosecute suspects in violent, property, and serious drug-related crimes.
Governor Newsom says suspects “must be held accountable for their crimes using the full and appropriate weight of the law.”
This comes just days after Newsom said he is deploying an additional 120 California Highway Patrol officers to the East Bay. Crime statistics from 2023 show violent crime in Oakland is up 21%, robberies are up 38% and car thefts are up 45%.
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