The Making of a Police Scandal 

In a case tinged with race and sex, confidential investigative reports reveal that a small cadre of San Leandro cops ginned up explosive charges against one of their own.

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Even though Stancill has moved on, his name still ignites furor among the San Leandro Police Department's current leadership, he said. More than two years after he was formally dismissed from the department, Stancill said some of the same people who hastened his termination are still focused on him. After the terms of Stancill's agreement with the city were finalized this summer, Stancill said he was not allowed to take a test for a concealed weapons permit at the city's gun range and said he was effectively "banned" from entering the police station by Pricco. He eventually took the test elsewhere. Pricco did not respond to an email regarding the allegations.

Sobek, in an email, declined to comment for this story, but he noted that there has never been an investigation made by the city or the police department into his or his wife's conduct as revealed in the reports detailed in this article. Sobek also told this reporter in a phone conversation last week that he never actually saw the second investigative report. As for O'Callaghan, she declined to be interviewed for this story.

In July 2009, after he had lost job, Stancill said his health began to deteriorate. He fell into a deep depression and lost feeling on the left side of his body. "My body just gave out," he said. "Emotionally, it was as bad as it gets." Physical therapy and visits to a neurosurgeon followed. "I wish I could tell you I'm all right," he said. "But it's going to be a long recovery for me."

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