Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Seeks Desley Brooks Removal From Committee Calls Council President

In a clear example of pure insubordination, Anne Kirkpatrick, the Oakland Police Chief, was said to have called Oakland City Council President Larry Reid, openly seeking the removal of District Six Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks as Chairperson of the Public Safety Committee. Regardless of what you think of Councilmember Desley Brooks, the Chief of Police essentially acting as the Mayor of Oakland in calling Council President Reid sets a bad precedent and paints a picture of a city that's completely out of control and leaderless


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