Former OPD Chief Sues Oakland, Alleges Retaliation for Reporting CorruptionFormer Oakland police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that she was fired in February in retaliation for exposing corruption and abuse of power by the city's Police Commission.
Former Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Files Whistleblower Complaint Over Firing By 'Out Of Control' Police CommissionFormer Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Wednesday filed a complaint against the city over her firing in February, alleging she was removed in retaliation for exposing misconduct among members of the city's Police Commission.
'A Debacle'; Former Oakland Police Chief Blasts Police Commission Over Proposal For Stricter PowersTwo Oakland city councilmembers are proposing giving full control of the Police Department to the city’s police commission, and are facing pushback from the mayor, the police union and the fired former police chief.
Fired Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Calls For Department Of Justice InvestigationFired Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick was fighting back against her sudden termination Monday, telling KPIX 5 she feels blindsided and wants a Department of Justice investigation into the city's actions.
In Wake of Kirkpatrick's Surprise Dismissal, Search for New OPD Chief BeginsThe search is on for the next police chief in the city of Oakland even as questions surrounding the Thursday-night firing of Chief Anne Kirkpatrick linger.
Sudden Firing Of Oakland's Police Chief Stirs Questions, ConfusionOn Friday, questions continued to swirl around Thursday night's decision by Oakland's police commission and Mayor Libby Schaaf to fire the police chief without providing any concrete reason for the dismissal.
Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Fired; Police Commission Lost Trust In Her LeadershipOakland mayor Libby Schaaf said trust between the police commission and the chief was "irrevocably broken" and keeping Kirkpatrick in her job would prevent the city from moving forward.
Racial Disparity In Oakland Traffic Stops Remains Despite Police Department ChangesThe number of African American people involved in traffic stops by Oakland Police has dropped nearly in half since 2016. Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick says this is real progress in the fight against racial profiling, but many in the community say it’s just a numbers game.
Oakland Police Chief Orders Probe Into Arrest Of Ex-Councilman Wilson Riles Jr.Oakland police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has ordered an internal affairs investigation into an altercation involving a former city councilman who was thrown to the ground and arrested at the Planning and Building Department offices last week, city officials said Monday.