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East Bay Express Report Raises New Questions About Oakland Police Chief's Resignation

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When Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent resigned abruptly last week, Mayor Libby Schaaf said it was “a personal decision.” But according to a recent exposé by the East Bay Express, Whent was pushed out over the department’s handling of a sexual misconduct case involving several officers, one of whom committed suicide, and the teenage daughter of a police dispatcher. The story also reveals that the sexual misconduct scandal may be even more far-reaching, implicating some high-ranking officials and officers from other departments. We’ll talk to the reporters on the story and discuss the possibility of a new police oversight commission on the November ballot.

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Darwin BondGraham, journalist, East Bay Express

Ali Winston, independent journalist, East Bay Express

Dan Kalb , Oakland City Council Member, District 1


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