“There still needs to be a voice that is willing to speak truth,” Kirkpatrick said. “I will be asking the Department of Justice to come in and open an inquiry into this whole (Oakland PD) reform process. Because something is wrong.”
The civilians that make up the Oakland Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Oakland (CA) Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick without cause. Commission Chair Regina Jackson said that a loss of confidence in Kirkpatrick contributed to the decision to fire her.
The chief of the Croynon (NH) Police Department—a one-officer agency—was told by the town's three-member board of selectmen that his job was being eliminated and the agency disbanded on Tuesday night.
Officers with the Slidell (LA) Police Department will now be allowed to sport a beard in uniform.
Resch said she’s dedicated to working to stem gun violence and traffic-related deaths, speeding up hiring to fill a growing number of officer vacancies, working to hold officers accountable, improving trust in the city and continuing to seek help from outside agencies as Portland braces for large protests in this upcoming election year.