Oakland Police Scandal

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A federal court monitor says that the Oakland police department's decade-old reform effort continues to backslide.

Robert Warshaw said in a report released Thursday that the department for the second straight quarter is declining in terms of reforming, especially when it comes to investigating complaints against the department and reporting the misconduct of fellow officers.

Warshaw has been monitoring the reforms as part of a settlement stemming from a police brutality lawsuit in 2003. The reforms were to have been completed five years ago, but Warsaw says the department is still not in full compliance with 11 tasks - two more than the last quarter.

City officials said Thursday they "respectfully disagree" with some off Warshaw's findings as they await a judge's decision on a soon-to-be hired compliance director to make sure they complete the reforms.

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1/31/2013 4:41:02 PM (GMT -8:00)

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