How do I get an Oakland Police Department press pass?
November 24, 2011 8:55 PM Subscribe
I'm a resident of Oakland, really close to Frank Ogawa Plaza where a love of things have been going down with Occupy Oakland. Usually I am out taking photos and such, and I was wondering what the feasibility of me getting a press pass was.
posted by ejfox to law & government (4 answers total)
I found this document which is not very encouraging: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca/groups/police/documents/webcontent/dowd004991.pdf
However, because there is interest in what is going on, I could somehow trade some coverage for the press pass. Maybe this is incredibly naive. I know they probably wouldn't respect it anyway but I'd really like to be as legit as possible so I have can show credentials (which I have already been asked to do a bunch of times) when I stand my ground.