What is happening in Bakersfield? Last year, The Guardian assembled some data and declared the city has America’s deadliest police department. Now, video of Tatyana Hargrove, a teenage resident who says she was beaten by police and bitten by their dog – after police mistook her for a suspect reports describe as a 30-year-old man with a shaved head. We discuss the history of the Bakersfield Police Department.
Plus: a new investigation shows Oakland’s Bureau of Fire Prevention fails to inspect almost 80% of the buildings that Oakland fire fighters have flagged as hazards, including the Ghost Ship warehouse.
- Thomas Peele, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter on the Bay Area News Grou and co-author of “’Huge failure’: 80 percent of Oakland firefighter warnings of unsafe buildings go unchecked'”
- Josth Stenner, organizer with Faith in the Valley, a community organization that fights inequity in the Central Valley