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Sat Nov 5 2016
Oakland Police Veteran Says OPD Covered Up Domestic Murder by Officer
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.

video Mike Gantt Press Conference on Oakland Police Retaliation, Murder, and Cover-up | audio Interview with Dan Siegel on Oakland Police Sargeant Mike Gantt's Lawsuit Against City | pdf Mayor Libby Schaaf & OPD Retaliate Against Whistleblower in Murder Cover-up

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