The mission of the Coalition for Police Accountability is to advocate for accountability of the Oakland Police Department to the community so that the Oakland Police Department operates with equitable, just, constitutional, transparent policies and practices that reflect the values and engender the trust of the community. CPA won a ballot initiative for an independent police oversight commission in 2017. Now, CPA is using the momentum from that victory and the new commission to address the structural failures which prevent fair but meaningful discipline of sworn officers who do not uphold the oath to protect the community. CPA ensures that communities most impacted by police predation, sex workers, homeless, formerly incarcerated, immigrants, young people, low-income and communities of color, are engaged in setting the agenda, policy demands, and strategies.