Oakland police campaign heavily to block layoff plan

Urging cops to flood newspapers' websites with pro-police comments before crucial council meeting

By Matthai Kuruvila
San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police union officials lobbying to prevent layoffs have began a robocall campaign against one mayoral candidate and are urging officers to flood newspapers' Web sites with pro-police comments in advance of a crucial City Council meeting tonight.

The Oakland Police Officers Association is also urging members to show up in droves at the 5:30 p.m. City Hall meeting, at which the council will consider plans to lay off 80 to 150 of the city's 776 police officers.

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