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Oakland PD crooked in beating death and search warrants; FBI investigating
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.
Of course, that follows this bit of recent OPD news:
Oakland to fire 11 cops in search warrant case
Friday, January 16, 2009
Feel served and protected? Well, "served" perhaps in the pejorative sense.