OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums has placed the
city's top non-elected official on paid leave amid allegations that she interfered with a police investigation.
Dellums made the move Friday after several city council members
demanded that he remove City Administrator Deborah Edgerly from her
The 56-year-old Edgerly, who was appointed to her job four years
ago, will be on leave until she retires on July 31.
The city's community and economic development director, Dan Lindheim, has been named acting city administrator while the city
searches for a permanent replacement.
Edgerly's nephew was among 56 suspected members of a violent
street gang arrested during police raids last week.
Edgerly has said she has done nothing wrong.
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