Santana subverts will of City Council
June's Public Safety Committee continued to hear one excuse after another from Ms Santana about the difficulties she faces in implementing the long-overdue reform. Even more distressing was her characterization of the proposal which would insert civilians into Internal Affairs, rather than the CPRB.
It's time for Mayor Quan to direct City Administrator Santana to implement the policy she claims she has always supported and the policy that the City Council adopted in its 2011-2013 budget: all complaints against Oakland police officers should be taken by the Citizens' Police Review Board - not Internal Affairs.
Read or listen to the KALW interview about this issue here:
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