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 head of Oakland’s Police Commission is accused of abusing her own power. She says her critics are pawns in a bigger game.
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.
Despite progress, the Oakland Police Department remains short of full compliance with reform tasks.
An independent report released Monday criticized the Oakland Police Department for its slow response to the social media scandal that resulted in 9 officers being disciplined.
Civil rights attorneys plan to meet with city officials to discuss concluding the 18-year-old reform program.