>> Trouble is brewing in the Oakland Police Department. The OPD saw its third police chief resign in just under a week, a week! As investigations into sexual misconduct and racist text messages continue to roil the department. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf late Friday announcing interim police chief Paul Figueroa resigned a mere two days after he was appointed.
And then now she's handing over control to someone without a badge.>> I feel that this is an appropriate time to place civilian oversight over this police department. I want to assure the citizens of Oakland that we are hell bent on rooting out this disgusting culture.>> A local newspaper reported over a week ago that as many as 21 officers in the Oakland police department and other agencies had sex with a teenage sex worker, some when she was under age.
A separate investigation is underway into the sharing of racist texts and emails by some officers. And a recent Stanford University study on the department found that officers were engaging in rampant racial profiling.