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Oakland police embroiled in sex scandal

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>> Three police chiefs in one week for Oakland California. The latest to go, Ben Fairrow, chosen by Mayor Libby Schaff just last week after scandal forced his predecessor to resign. Reuters correspondent Curtis Skinner is there.>> A local newspaper broke the story last week, and the findings were that roughly two dozen Oakland police officers and officers from other area law enforcement agencies had had sex with a teenage sex worker, including some of them who had done it while the woman was underage.
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>> It's still not clear why Schaaf fired Fairow just six days after appointing him. She would only say new information had led her to lose confidence in the interim chief. But the head of his old department, Bay Area Rapid Transit Police now says Fairow admitted to an extramarital affair.
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>> The bottom line now for Mayor Libby Schaaf is she's gonna have to work extra hard to restore trust and confidence in a police department that's been roiled by a sex scandal and also allegations of racial bias in policing.>> A Stanford study out this week crunched data on thousands of police interactions in Oakland.
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>> For example, black motorists were four times as likely to be stopped as white motorists. And they also found that black individuals are more likely to be handcuffed, even if they weren't arrested.>> The scandal extending beyond the police department Thursday, when an investigator in the District Attorney's Office of Alameda County where Oakland is located, was placed on leave in connection with the sex scandal.