Friday, January 23, 2009

Another Oakland Cop Scandal

By Chris Thompson
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Honestly, what the hell is going on over at the Oakland Police Department? The Chauncey Bailey Project has tallied up a list of the ongoing scandals: the Chauncey Bailey investigation, the search warrant scandal, Edgerlygate, a sex harrassment complaint against Deputy Chief Jeffrey Loman, and allegations that Chief Wayne Tucker essentially bribed the head of the cop union to squash a no-confidence vote by the rank and file. Now, here's another one. The FBI are investigating allegations that Police Captain Edward Poulson kicked a suspect in 2000, breaking his ribs; the suspect later died of complications resulting from the injuries. In addition, the feds are investigating charges that Poulson ordered several officers to lie about the incident when Internal Affairs looked into it. Oh, and have we mentioned that Poulson now runs Internal Affairs?

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