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Venus Johnson 2017-06-12T01:45:43+00:00
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1400 Broadway Oakland California 94612 US
Director of Public Safety
City of Oakland

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has named Venus D. Johnson the city’s new director of public safety, a position intended to bring principled law enforcement to a city that hasn’t had a police chief for seven months.

Johnson, 37, born and raised in Oakland, began her career in the Alameda County district attorney’s office, prosecuting homicide and sexual assault cases and bringing Oakland’s most violent offenders to trial before moving on to advise Attorney General Kamala Harris in 2014.

Read the full story by Rachel Swan at SFGATE.com

January 2017