The increase in CHP officers will be equipped with license plate readers, K-9 units, and air support targeting theft and retail crime that have forced businesses to close their doors across the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay area.
“As crime rates across California decrease — including right across the Bay in San Francisco — Oakland is seeing the opposite trend,” Newsom said in a statement. “What’s happening in this beautiful city and surrounding area is alarming and unacceptable.”
Reinforcement comes as the effort to recall Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao is underway, with many blaming the Democratic mayor for the city’s high crime rates. A group led by a retired Alameda County