Police voted out of schools in Oakland, California

Reuters: The board of education in Oakland, California, has voted to abolish its own police force, joining a growing number of U.S. school districts moving to scale back the presence of law enforcement on their campuses in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing.

The board’s unanimous vote on Wednesday night to disband the Oakland Unified School District police department, consisting of 10 officers and 57 unarmed security guards, capped years of pressure for dismantlement led by the local activist group Black Organizing Project.

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