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Oakland’s Agreement on Police Dept: Receivership by Any Other Name?

December 6, 2012 | 4:05 pm

Oakland’s Agreement on Police Dept: Receivership by Any Other Name?

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So who will have ultimate authority in the Oakland Police Department? The city? The federal government? Or plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit against the department? All of the above, it seems. In an unprecedented deal, the city has agreed to submit the department to the authority of a new compliance director. While the city […]

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Oakland Police Face Possible Takeover in 2 Weeks

November 15, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Oakland Police Face Possible Takeover in 2 Weeks

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U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson is running out of patience.┬áIn a Nov. 14 order, he has given the city of Oakland just two more weeks to reach an agreement with the very same folks who sued the city over police misconduct during the Riders scandal. After that, it looks quite possible that he will […]

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