Officer Detail: Craig R. Tanaka

General Information

Name Craig R. Tanaka
OpenOversight ID 24543
Department [CA] Oakland Police Department
Race Asian
Gender Male
Birth Year (Age) Data Missing
First Employment Date 2015-04-20
Number of known incidents 1
Currently on the force Yes

Assignment History

Job Title Badge No. Unit Start Date End Date
POLICE OFFICER 859 OaklandAll 2015-04-20


Incident 6

Date Mar 11, 2018
Time 01:02 AM
Department Oakland Police Department
Officers Craig R. Tanaka , Brandon P. Hraiz , Francisco Negrete , William Berger

Oakland Sgt. Francisco Negrete and officers William Berger, Brandon Hraiz and Craig Tanaka were involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man, Joshua Pawlik, whom they said pointed a gun at them when he woke up from lying in between two homes. In Feb. 2019, Pawlik's mother filed a lawsuit against alleging civil rights violations. In March 2019, all four involved officers were placed on leave.