Oakland police failed to adequately probe fatal shooting of homeless man, court-appointed monitor says

A federal court-appointed monitor overseeing the Oakland Police Department rejected the findings of internal investigations into the police killing of a homeless man, saying investigators failed to question officers about a video that contradicted their account of the moments before they opened fire.


Compliance Director Robert Warshaw called the investigations by internal affairs and a use-of-force review board “deficient” and said Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick dismissed the video, and that her oversight of the probe was “disappointing and myopic.”


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