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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:40 PM

Judge tightens rules on Oakland police oversight

Frustrated and "in disbelief" by what he called the slow pace of reform, a federal judge on Tuesday ordered Oakland's top cop to notify an expert overseeing the police department about anything that could affect a federal consent decree, including promoting or disciplining officers and changing policies or tactics.

In ordering interim Police Chief Howard Jordan to "regularly consult" with independent monitor Robert Warshaw, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson acknowledged that he was giving considerably more responsibility to Warshaw.


In a report earlier this month, Warshaw said the actions of police officers at recent Occupy Oakland protests had raised "serious concerns" and that the department had made "little measurable progress" in its efforts to improve. In response, city and police officials and the union representing officers said new leadership would move the department forward and that the report didn't reflect its current state.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/24/BA5K1MU1S0.DTL

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:07 AM

1. Chief Howard Jordan's regular consultation would be better if he was in a Fed holding cell.


It's time that some of the police brass be held in contempt.

If they won't cooperate with a Federal decree, hold them all in contempt.

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