Friday Must Read: City and Civil Rights Attorneys Can’t Agree on OPD Czar; State Demands that Oakland Hand Over $18 million in Affordable Housing Funds

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1. Oakland city leaders and civil rights attorneys have failed to reach agreement on who should become the “compliance director” of the Oakland Police Department, the Trib reports. The compliance director will have sweeping powers over OPD and its efforts to live up to court-mandated reforms. Federal Judge Thelton Henderson had asked the city and attorneys Jim Chanin and John Burris to come up with a joint recommendation for who should be hired for the position, but the two sides could not agree. As a result, both sides will submit names and Henderson will make the choice.

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