Council Extends Police Officers’ Contract Early-Avoiding Scrutiny by Commission or Community

On the very same day that a federal judge reinstated three of the tasks that the Oakland Police Department was supposed to have completed as part of the Negotiated Settlement Agreement [NSA] now in its 15th year, the outgoing city council including two lame duck members (the third Desley Brooks was absent) performed a sleight-of-hand vote to re-up the existing city contract [MOU] with the police officers’ union.

Council Extends Police Officers’ Contract Early-Avoiding Scrutiny by Commission or Community