Oakland, California Police Department or Frat House? (Video)

Three Oakland Police Chiefs Resign in 9 Days Amid Sex Crime Scandal

Democracy Now

Oakland-PDHAVANA TIMES — In Oakland, California, a third police chief has resigned in just over a week amid a massive scandal in which multiple Oakland police officers are facing allegations of statutory rape and human trafficking after allegedly having sex with an underage girl who was working as a sex worker.

Interim Police Chief Paul Figueroa resigned Friday from his post for undisclosed reasons after just two days on the job. His predecessor, Ben Fairow, lasted just six days on the job. The string of resignations began when Police Chief Sean Whent resigned on June 9.

On Friday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced she would not appoint another acting chief, instead putting the Oakland Police Department under civilian control. We speak to two reporters who helped break the Oakland Police Department sex crimes story. Darwin Bond Graham and Ali Winston are journalists with the East Bay Express.

13 thoughts on “Oakland, California Police Department or Frat House? (Video)

  • June 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm


  • June 22, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    …now he’s just f#@&ing with you.

  • June 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Now you have given hard evidence that you have never walked the streets of Havana. So in your worthless opinion, all the books on tourism in Cuba are wrong? Why don’t you try a walk from Obispo through the back streets of Old Havana to Cristo and count the number of times you are importuned for the desperation for ‘clients’ is such that even you would be approached? Like so many of the supposed successes of the Castro family regime “the great achievement” of eradicating prostitution is a myth. I guess your evident ignorance provides you with bliss!

  • June 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    OK, now you are just being silly. I get it. When you can’t bring anything of value to the discussion, you mock it with inanity. I would have hoped that you could have been much wittier. Your comments are simply stupid and no more.

  • June 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Prostitution ended in Cuba long ago. One of the great achievements of the revolution.

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