A retired judge found the Oakland Police department failed the teenage victim of police sexual misconduct and the department’s investigations into her claims were “wholly inadequate,” according to a report by the department that was released Friday.
In the same report, however, the department said it has no plans to further discipline employees for their roles in the heavily-criticized investigations.
Retired Judge Wayne D. Brazil’s conclusion was included in a report by the Oakland police department to the federal judge overseeing OPD’s court-ordered reforms. Brazil’s findings agree with those published in June by Edward Swanson and Audrey Barron, two attorneys appointed by judge to investigate the sex scandal that involved several officers.
Brazil joined Chief Anne Kirkpatrick as part of OPD’s self-examination of how the department handled the criminal and internal affairs investigations related to the case. The “critical incident review” was released in court filings Friday.