Photo via Oakland North1

Officer Chris Saunders is an Officer with the Oakland Police Department

In 2008, according to the East Bay Express, 2008, he was accused "of severely burning two East Oakland women with a flash-bang grenade thrown during a 2008 narcotics raid at a Douglas Avenue residence... [One victim] suffered burns on 11 percent of her body, spent nearly a month in the hospital, and is permanently disfigured from the grenade." The city paid  $1.2 million to settle the suit."

Chris Saunders is one of the highest paid employees in the City of Oakland.  His total compensation in 2011 was $224,735.


  1. Mongeau, Lillian. "OPD to hold policy information sessions; taking public’s suggestions." Oakland North: Dec 27, 2010.
  2. Winston, Ali. "OPD Used Violent Cops Against Occupy." East Bay Express: Dec 21, 2011. 

Please see the full list of police misconduct and continue to add entries for specific instances of OPD misconduct.