Not Fast Learners, Ctd.

The latest:

Why yes, yes it is against policy

Oakland should pay $5,100 in sanctions because of the incident, which was filmed by a civilian, attorney Jim Chanin said. The video shows Officer John Hargraves standing in uniform with black tape covering his first initial and last name.

“There does not appear to be any reasonable or innocent explanation why an on-duty Oakland police officer would cover up the name tag on his uniform in this fashion,” Chanin said in a federal court motion for sanctions against the city, which cites the “Riders” misconduct scandal.

And the part you were waiting for…

Four officers in that case were fired after being accused of beating up or framing suspects in West Oakland in 2000. Three officers were tried twice but never convicted. A fourth remains a fugitive.

The case led to a $10.5 million civil settlement and a consent decree overseen by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson. Chanin said officers have to display their name tags and that Wong apparently did not report the incident to internal affairs, as mandated by the consent decree.

Here’s to hoping that a Paying the Pied Piper post is to follow.

Previous evidence that the Oakland Police Department are not fast learners here, here, and here.

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