Oakland district attorney deemed soft on crime to face recall vote

Pamela Price, the Oakland district attorney who has been criticized by a local group for being too lenient on crime, will face a recall vote that will determine whether she stays in office.

This comes after the local Save Alameda For Everyone group received the requisite 73,195 signatures to trigger a recall election to name a new Oakland district attorney. SAFE doesn’t have a choice for a replacement for Price.

“Today marks a historic moment for our community,” said Brenda Grisham, one of two principal officers with SAFE.

“The resounding support for this recall petition sends a clear message that the people of Alameda County demand accountability and ethical leadership from their elected officials,” she added.

Crime was up about 26% for 2023, and totals have been increasing every year since 2020, according to the Alameda Police Department. Price took
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