The Oakland Mayor is looking for a eunuch as the next Police Chief.
So the Oakland police department is going through a pretty bonkers series of scandals right now, with three police chiefs resigning in a little over a week.
Last week, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent resigned, reportedly due to his knowledge of a pretty alarming sex scandal.
How bad was it? This bad:
The Express has learned that the sexual-misconduct scandal involves more than just a few rank-and-file Oakland cops, but also high-ranking officials from departments throughout the Bay Area. A few committed statutory rape of the victim, who was an under-age sex worker at the time, and informed her of undercover police operations…
[A]t least fourteen Oakland Police officers, three Richmond Police officers, and four Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies had sex with the girl who goes by the name Celeste Guap… Three Oakland police officers committed statutory rape of Guap when she was under-age. She says all of the law-enforcement agents who had sex with Guap knew she worked as a sex worker.
Both Whent and his wife became aware of the relationship between Guap and one officer before it became news.
So after Whent resigned, Ben Fairow was named interim police chief. Well, this past Wednesday (less than a week into his tenure), Mayor Libby Schaaf announced she’s firing him for unknown reasons:
Schaaf said she received information that led her to believe Fairow could not lead the agency…
“As mayor, I need to have absolute confidence that the leader of this department can be 100% effective at leading cultural change based on the current allegations that we take extremely seriously,” she said during a news conference at City Hall.
So Paul Figueroa was named interim chief after him. He was removed from the position yesterday. The department is currently under civilian control.