Oakland City Council to Vote on Police Oversight Measure

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The Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to put the establishment of a police oversight commission on the November ballot. The measure comes in response to a number of scandals within the Oakland Police Department, the most recent being the handling of a sexual misconduct case involving several officers and the teenage daughter of a police dispatcher. Supporters say that the proposed panel will have strong oversight powers, but some argue that last-minute changes made to the ballot measure have weakened the commission's independence. We'll discuss the proposal and its likelihood of passing. But first, we'll check in with KQED's reporters at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

 

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VIDEO: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Defends Handling of Police Scandals  (KQED Newsroom)

Guests:

Sandhya Dirks, reporter, KQED

Pamela Drake, member, Coalition for Police Accountability

Noel Gallo, Oakland city council member, District 5

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