Oakland police monitor critical of dramatic drop in reported use of force

OAKLAND — A federal monitor overseeing reforms in the Oakland police department criticized the city’s reported dramatic drop in use of force, finding cases in which officers never reported drawing their guns on citizens, as required by department policy.

Robert Warshaw, the court-appointed monitor and compliance director, wrote in a report released Thursday that the officers should have reported the incidents as a use of force and supervisors should have caught the omissions.

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