Oakland: Multi-department sex and prostitution scandal brought down police chief

Sean WhentThe abrupt resignation of Oakland’s was swiftly followed by news of a sex and  prostitution scandal involving multiple officers from multiple agencies, some sergeants and captains, some trading sex for warnings about stings. So: how widespread was it? How high up did the cover-up reach? And is it unusual, or just unusually public? We speak to the two investigative journalists who blew open the story.


  • Darwin BondGraham, staff writer at the East Bay Express
  • Ali Winston, freelance investigative journalist specializing in policing and surveillance.

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