3 chiefs in 9 days: Scandals plague police in Oakland, California

By Catherine E. Shoichet, Steve Almasy and Mayra Cuevas, CNN
Updated 11:12 AM ET, Mon June 20, 2016

oakland-police scandal(CNN)Mayor Libby Schaaf’s harsh words made her frustration clear.
“I am here to run a police department,” she said, “not a frat house.”

Schaaf’s city, Oakland, California, has cycled through three police chiefs in less than two weeks as the department faces a rapidly spiraling controversy that shows no signs of slowing.

The shakeup started with a sex scandal. And as she stepped to the podium Friday, Schaaf told reporters she had more bad news to share.
The latest twist: an investigation into racist text messages.

That, Schaaf said, made her decide to hold off on appointing another interim top cop.
“I feel that this is an appropriate time to place civilian oversight over this police department,” she said, “and to send a very clear message about how serious we are, of not tolerating misconduct, unethical behavior, and to root out what is clearly a toxic, macho culture.”

Read more here:http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/19/us/oakland-police-scandals/

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