Oakland Police Prioritizes Missing Dog Over Missing Teen


The Oakland Police Department took two days to release a memo to search for a missing dog. it took over a month to issue a similar memo to commence a search for Jonathan Bandabaila who has been missing since May 3. Only after speaking with officials in the area did the story get media attention surrounding Bandabaila’s disappearance. The family is offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading to Bandabaila’s whereabouts. On May 30, Bandabaila’s mother tearfully spoke at a press conference. It still took another 22 days to issue the search memo. 

Bandabaila’s brother, was interviewed on SiriusXM Urban View’s “The Clay Cane Show,” where he described the mind boggling difference in how the Oakland police handled the two missing cases. 

“One of my family’s complaints was that the Oakland Police Department put out a memo that there’s a dog missing — two days after it was missing,” Harrison expressed. “It took them 49 days to put out that Jonathan was missing.”

Listen to the clip below: