Oaklanders voted last year for stronger police accountability passing Measure S1 with a resounding majority (81% of the vote, according to an article in SFGate), and establishing for the very first time in the City’s history, a new Office of the Inspector General (IG).
Reporting to the Oakland Police Commission, the role of the IG will be to ensure the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is performing to the highest standards and complying with its policies and constitutional policing practices. The IG will also be responsible for reviewing and investigating how the City of Oakland is handling police misconduct by reviewing the work and efforts of the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA), as well as how OPD is addressing and complying with federal reforms.
Finding and hiring the IG falls to the Oakland Police Commission and an Ad Hoc Committee of three Commissioners (Chair Jackson and Comms. Milele and Peterson) have been diligently screening potential candidates.