LeRonne Armstrong hasn’t given up his desire to return to OPD. In the meantime, he’s found a place to mentor Oakland youth.
The powerful police oversight board has been bogged down by infighting for months. Will new leadership help get its work back on track?
A Police Commission subcommittee said Monday it has picked 7 “top” candidates, including former chief LeRonne Armstrong.
The mayor said she won’t re-hire the fired police chief, and the commission’s leadership is unlikely to get a chance to vote for him.
The storied civil rights group’s local chapter is calling for more police and opposing progressive leaders. Some say this is out of step with the organization’s purpose.
The former chief says he feels “vindicated,” and the Police Commission may seek to reappoint him. Mayor Sheng Thao says she’s sticking to her decision to fire Armstrong.
The claim, a precursor to a potential lawsuit, takes aim at OPD’s federal oversight.
Thao said she lost confidence in Armstrong, who minimized misconduct by officers and criticized OPD’s federal court monitor.
Oakland’s mayor and police commission are considering the case against OPD Chief LeRonne Armstrong. We’re publishing a key secret document.
The commission expressed frustration with being sidelined in investigations of misconduct that threaten to derail OPD’s reform program.
Armstrong, placed on leave pending further investigation, told supporters he’ll fight to keep his job.
Echoing fired former Oakland police chief Anne Kirkpatrick, LeRonne Armstrong accused a federal monitor of abusing his job for profit.
Thao said she’ll hold all officers accountable for misconduct, regardless of rank. The police commission or federal monitor could also fire the chief.
Oakland police have long complained about favoritism when it comes to disciplinary matters. Armstrong’s handling of an eyebrow-raising internal investigation could cost him his job.
The chief is facing disciplinary action related to his alleged failures to hold subordinate officers accountable.
A month ago, the East Oakland hills campus saw another violent incident.
The emergency policy was intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in county jails.
A 22-year-old woman accused the officer of assault after he came to her home for sex in his police uniform.
A federal judge said Wednesday that if OPD can sustain policing reforms for a 1-year period, it could soon regain independence.
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