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Oakland PD crooked in beating death and search warrants; FBI investigating
by sick wit it
Saturday Jan 24th, 2009 1:59 AM
Police Chief Wayne Tucker laughably claims, "The men and women who put on the uniform and represent the city are held to high standards of ethical conduct and performance," while a man murdered by OPD almost 10 years ago still has seen no justice and cops are caught falsifying requests for search warrants. The FBI is investigating both. How many more police crimes like these are not being investigated by the FBI, internal affairs, or anyone at all for that matter? How many murderers, liars, and thieves with badges are out there right now?
FBI probes alleged beating by Oakland police
Saturday, January 24, 2009

The FBI has opened an inquiry into circumstances surrounding a 2000 arrest in which Oakland police officers allegedly repeatedly kicked a suspect in custody, causing injuries that led to the man's death.

The commander who oversaw the April 2000 arrest and is said to have participated in the beating - Capt. Ed Poulson, the department's head of Internal Affairs - was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday, pending the conclusion of the investigation, sources said.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/23/BAUG15G5B9.DTL&type=printable


Of course, that follows this bit of recent OPD news:

Oakland to fire 11 cops in search warrant case
Friday, January 16, 2009
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/16/18563628.php?show_comments=1#18563629


Feel served and protected? Well, "served" perhaps in the pejorative sense.
by egads
Friday Sep 17th, 2010 5:21 PM
"One of four Oakland police officers fired for allegedly falsifying search warrants has won his job back through arbitration, his attorney said today.

"Officer William Burke, an eight-year veteran, was fired by the city last year after officials said that he had lied on affidavits for search warrants in drug cases and lied to internal affairs investigators."