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CA: Oakland police now allowing sex offenders to register remotely or in-person

OAKLAND – After receiving questions about its shuttered sex offender registry unit by KTVU, the Oakland Police Department said it began allowing offenders to register remotely or in-person on Tuesday.

The police department initially said it closed its sex offender registry unit on March 16 due to the coronavirus – raising concerns from victims’ advocates. Sex offenders who were trying to comply with their registration requirements were also concerned because many were being found in violation. read more

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