Oakland police chief steps down after 2 days on job

Acting Police Chief Paul Figueroa is the third top cop to leave since Chief Sean Whent stepped down June 9


Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Another Oakland police chief has stepped down after two days on the job.

Acting Police Chief Paul Figueroa is the third chief to be replaced in nine days amid a sex scandal that the city's mayor said involved "disgusting allegations" that a number of officers had sex with a teenage prostitute.

This July 16, 2013 photo shows Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa during a city council meeting in Oakland, Calif.
This July 16, 2013 photo shows Oakland Police Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa during a city council meeting in Oakland, Calif. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Mayor Libby Schaaf said Friday her job is to "run a police department, not a frat house."

She appointed Figueroa on Wednesday after abruptly removing the interim police chief, Ben Fairow, after learning unspecified information that led her to lose confidence in his ability to lead the beleaguered department. She had appointed Fairow after Chief Sean Whent suddenly resigned June 9.

Two officers with the troubled Oakland department have resigned amid the sex scandal, and three others remain on paid leave.

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