Shaken by Sex Scandal, Oakland Police to Get New Leader, Again

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Mayor Libby Schaaf, right, sits with Sabrina Landreth, a city administrator, left, during a news discussion during City Hall in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday.

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For a fourth time in reduction than dual weeks, a military dialect in Oakland, Calif., is responding to a opposite leader.

The changes have come as a city deals with dual investigations involving a officers: a widening sex liaison and a array of extremist content messages sent within a department.

“As a mayor of Oakland, we am here to run a military department, not a frat house,” Mayor Libby Schaaf pronounced during a news discussion on Friday.

The sex liaison unfurled after a self-murder of one of a department’s officers final fall. An 18-year-old lady has given purported in several media reports that she had sex with that officer and several others from Oakland and other military departments in a area, including some while she was a minor.

“We continue to be troubled and angry by a thought that anyone could abuse an underage plant of passionate exploitation,” Ms. Schaaf pronounced in a matter on Jun 11.

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The military department’s former chief, Sean Whent, quiescent on Jun 9. Mr. Whent’s abdication was “a personal choice, that we respect,” pronounced Ms. Schaaf, who afterwards named Ben Fairow a halt chief. Mr. Fairow had formerly worked in a dialect and was portion as emissary arch for a Bay Area Rapid Transit.

He lasted 5 days in a job.

“I have only perceived information that has caused me to remove certainty in Ben Fairow’s ability to lead a Oakland Police Department during this sold impulse in time,” a mayor pronounced in a matter on Wednesday, announcing Mr. Fairow’s departure. She did not elaborate on specific reasons for her decision.

The department’s partner chief, Paul Figueroa, was afterwards named behaving military chief. That lasted dual days: Mr. Figueroa pronounced in a matter on Friday that he was holding leave and would lapse to a dialect as a captain.

“I feel that this is an suitable time to place municipal slip over this military dialect and to send a really transparent summary about how critical we are about not granting misconduct, reprobate behavior, and to base out what is clearly a poisonous macho culture,” Ms. Schaaf said, in announcing that a city administrator, Sabrina Landreth, will manage a dialect while a inhabitant hunt is conducted for a new chief.

The doing of a sex liaison is being reviewed by Oakland’s district profession and an eccentric investigator.

The Associated Press reported that of a 14 Oakland military officers concerned in a sex scandal, dual have quiescent and 3 others are on paid leave.

Ms. Schaaf pronounced a review into extremist content messages is not associated to a sex liaison or a abdication of Mr. Figueroa.

“We do consider it’s applicable to share that a content messages were sent by African-American officers,” a mayor said. “But they are unconditionally inapt and not excusable from anyone who wears a badge of a Oakland Police Department.”

Neither a mayor’s bureau nor investigators have expelled a content messages to a public.

The mayor would not contend how many officers were concerned with a content messages, though pronounced a review “suggests that it is not as widespread as a sex scandal.”

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“I wish to assure a adults of Oakland that we are hellbent on rooting out this outrageous culture,” Ms. Schaaf said.

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