Anne Kirkpatrick reportedly to be named Oakland, California police chief

  • Anne Kirkpatrick reportedly to be named Oakland, California police chief

Anne Kirkpatrick reportedly to be named Oakland, California police chief

In that role, Kirkpatrick's job was to carry out the recommendations of Emanuel's handpicked Police Accountability Task Force that he created in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald scandal.

Kirkpatrick is the first woman to lead the department in city history.

- Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has been offered the job as chief of police by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Mayor Schaaf had gone through several police chiefs last summer in an embarrassing revolving door attributed to the ongoing police sex scandal, which entangled many law enforcement agencies when in part, they solicited sex from a minor (who would later turn 18) and who went buy the sex worker name, Celeste Guap. She is a lawyer and was the former police chief in Spokane, Washington.

City officials are expected to meet early Wednesday morning to discuss the selection. The changes pushed for officers to place a "heavy emphasis on the sanctity of life" and avoid using deadly force, police said after revealing a draft of the changes in October.

Anne Kirkpatrick's most recent position was leading an organizational development within the Chicago Police Department.

The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a review of the San Francisco Police Department in coordination with police and city officials. Previously, she was among the finalists for police chief of Chicago.

Kirkpatrick's LinkedIn profile indicates that she has been a licensed attorney in Washington state for 23 years, after graduating from the Seattle University School of Law. The department, still reeling from the sexual misconduct scandal which resulted in criminal charges against five officers, remains under federal oversight, now in the 13th year of the monitoring program. "All I can say is I wish this police chief well". A poll of residents also showed support for a woman as chief.