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Interim chief out after 2 days; more shakeups at Oakland Police Department

Friday, May 10, 2013

A press conference was hastily scheduled for 11:30 this morning (or, right about now) to announce essentially Oakland’s third police chief in two days. He’s deputy chief Sean Whent, 38, who replaces interim chief Anthony Toribio, 48, who’s out after being appointed only Wednesday to replace former police chief Howard Jordan, who announced he’s taking a “medical retirement.” Oakland Tribune has posted an early story.

As if those bombshells weren’t enough, there’s still more evidence suggesting that Thomas Frazier (pictured, in his former role as Baltimore’s police commissioner), the court-appointed federal overseer brought in to clean up the department, is reshuffling the top brass. The Chronicle is reporting that sources say Mayor Quan will announce that deputy chief Anthony Rachal will be replaced by Lt. Danielle Outlaw, that Capt. Paul Figueroa will be named an assistant chief, and that Capt. Dave Downing will be promoted to deputy chief.

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