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Monitor slams police chief

March 08, 2019

The federal monitor overseeing Oakland police sharply criticized Chief Anne Kirkpatrick’s disciplinary decisions involving officers who fatally shot a homeless man last year, saying she went light on cops who made serious errors and ignored a key piece of evidence,according to internal documents released Wednesday.


Kirkpatrick went against recommendations of her own commanders who found that senior officers made mistakes at the scene of the shooting of Joshua Pawlik, 31, last March, monitor Robert Warshaw wrote, calling her thinking “disappointing and myopic.”

Monitor slams police chief
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