top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sat Nov 5 2016
Oakland Police Veteran Says OPD Covered Up Domestic Murder by Officer
Sat Nov 5 2016
Sergeant Mike Gantt Sues Oakland Police for Retaliation Related to Murder Investigation
Oakland police sergeant James "Mike" Gantt has come forward with allegations of the Oakland police department and city leaders retaliating against him for his investigation as to whether fellow officer Brendan O'Brien murdered his wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, on June 16, 2014. With a long record as a homicide inspector for OPD, Gantt unequivocally states that he believes O'Brien did indeed murder his wife and OPD covered it up, retaliating against him for attempting to do an honest examination of the evidence.

Gantt has filed a claim naming Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, Assistant Police Chief David Downing, and Deputy Chief John Lois as participants in a scheme to end his career at OPD by digging up whatever supposed dirt they could find on him and exposing it to the public. The accusation brings the recently exposed police sex crimes and corruption full circle. It was the suicide of Brendan O'Brien in September 2015 that brought to light Oakland police officers' sexual abuse of a minor involved in sex work.

videoMike Gantt Press Conference on Oakland Police Retaliation, Murder, and Cover-up | audioInterview with Dan Siegel on Oakland Police Sargeant Mike Gantt's Lawsuit Against City | pdfMayor Libby Schaaf & OPD Retaliate Against Whistleblower in Murder Cover-up

Related Features: East Bay Cops Charged with Sex Crimes and Corruption | West Oakland Action Feeds Folks, Saves a Home, Denies Cops a Photo Op
09/20/17 Demonstrators in San Francisco Say Net Neutrality Is a Racial Justice Issue Front Page | Racial Justice | Indymedia | San Francisco | U.S.09/09/17 Nationwide Protests Against Trump DACA Action, UC Sues DHS, Colleges Vow Support Front Page | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | North Bay / Marin | California | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/08/17 Pajaro Valley Pride Honors and Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Community Front Page | LGBTI / Queer | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/08/17 Nazis Doxxing, Stalking, and Threatening Movement Allies in the National Lawyers Guild Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights09/06/17 MHCAN Faces a Crisis with Police and City Agencies Breathing Down Its Neck Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia09/04/17 An Open Letter to Oakland's Elected Officials from Oakland Privacy Working Group Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights09/04/17 Anarchist Bookfair: Solidarity, Direct Action, Healing, Autonomy, Sabotage, Mutual Aid Front Page | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Indymedia | East Bay | California09/04/17 Repression of Independent Media Won't Silence Us: Not in Germany, Not Anywhere Else Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Indymedia | International | Government & Elections09/03/17 Corporate Media Attacks Antifa Weeks After Ridiculing Trump for Blaming "Both Sides" Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Indymedia | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S.08/30/17 Ripple Effect of Outing David Duke Campaign Contributors Spreads Beyond California Front Page | Racial Justice | San Francisco | East Bay | North Bay / Marin | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia08/29/17 Trump's Pardon of Arpaio: "A Dark Day In Our Nation" Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | U.S. | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights
Related Categories: East Bay | Government & Elections | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page
Alt-Right create fake Berkeley stabbing story Unfake the News (1 comment) Friday Sep 15th 2:44 PM
Capture of BAAQMD, Corrupt Executives & Workplace Bullying and Terminations United Public Workers For Action Thursday Sep 14th 9:10 AM
Naked Riot at the Berkeley City Council Hearing Gypsy Taub Wednesday Sep 13th 8:23 PM
"Eco-Fascist" Groups Applaud ISIS, Murder of Heather Heyer, and Publishers free speech warriors (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 13th 6:41 PM
No Hate in The Bay: March Against White Supremacy No Hate in The Bay! (1 comment) Monday Sep 11th 12:12 PM
A Chicken in Every Pot and a Cell Tower on Every Garage jenny miller (1 comment) Monday Sep 11th 6:27 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech California Taxpayer Friday Sep 15th 8:03 AM
No Afghan did it...9-12-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 12th 2:08 PM
tracks 30th birthday party DJ Mouse Tuesday Aug 29th 1:52 PM
Barcelona's Katz Circus Will Travel...8-22-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 22nd 2:01 PM
US out of Al Qaeda (cont.)...8-15-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse Tuesday Aug 15th 9:21 PM
US out of Al Qaeda...8-8-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 8th 1:41 PM
Death Sod Army...8-1-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 1st 2:21 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]