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Re: “Deborah Edgerly Packs It In — Eventually

VERY informative followup about Edgerly's corruption, in today's SF Chronicle, article by Chip Johnson

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/06/24/BAV811DSGR.DTL

"... This wasn't the first time that Edgerly has intervened on behalf of a co-worker, friend or family member, police sources say:

-- Two years ago, Edgerly and Assistant City Administrator Cheryl Thompson showed up and made similar threats when police arrested Thompson's son, also a city employee, for disorderly conduct outside a bar in downtown Oakland. He remains a city employee.

-- Last year, Debra Taylor-Johnson, a civilian police employee, was called into an administrative hearing by Police Department officials for vouching for a recently hired employee. The employee she endorsed was hired under an alias and had arrest warrants issued for identity theft and welfare fraud, authorities confirmed. But when officials recommended Taylor-Johnson's dismissal, Edgerly stepped in, overturned the decision and approved the expenditure to keep her friend employed.

-- Two years ago, nothing was done when allegations of illegal kickbacks were raised against District Six City Councilwoman Desley Brooks, another of Edgerly's allies, after police investigators linked bank deposits made by the mother of one of Brooks' employees to several personal checks for $1,200 written to Brooks (exactly half the employee's paycheck).

On Friday, Taylor-Johnson was among a handful of Edgerly supporters demonstrating inside Oakland City Hall after news reports that Mayor Ron Dellums had given Edgerly an ultimatum to retire, resign or be fired in the wake of her alleged actions in the gang investigation.

Brooks, too, came to Edgerly's defense Friday, notifying Dellums' office by e-mail that the mayor had no authority to take control of city agencies - if you can believe that. ..."

Posted by Mark on 06/24/2008 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Deborah Edgerly Packs It In — Eventually

Translation = the above poster's buddy ms. E has lots of crooked pals in Oakland govt who scratch each other's backs. Also, zennie62 sells the notion that Oakland's city charter makes Edgerly's corrupt monarchy immune from being held accountable by objective review. If wrongdoing is proven, she'll huff, and she'll puff, and she'll blow the house down with a frivolous vindictive lawsuit, 'cuz whatever ms. E wants, ms. E gets.
... Yeah, right, we'll see about that.

Posted by Mark on 06/23/2008 at 8:25 PM

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