Shaken by Sex Scandal, Oakland Police to Get New Leader, Again
The New York Times
June 19, 2016
For the fourth time in less than two weeks, the police department in Oakland, Calif., is answering to a different leader.
The changes have come as the city deals with two investigations involving its officers: a widening sex scandal and a series of racist text messages sent within the department.
“As the mayor of Oakland, I am here to run a police department, not a frat house,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said at a news conference on Friday.
The sex scandal unfurled after the suicide of one of the department’s officers last fall. An 18-year-old woman has since alleged in several media reports that she had sex with that officer and several others from Oakland and other police departments in the area, including some while she was a minor.