Oakland Cops to City: Piss Off

The Oakland police officer’s union told the City of Oakland yesterday it would not reimburse taxpayers for turning a city-sponsored event into a political rally for mayoral candidate Don Perata. The November event, which cost city taxpayers $709 to put on at the police union’s downtown headquarters, was supposed to be a meet-and-greet with new Police Chief Anthony Batts. But then after Batts left, the cops union transformed the event into an endorsement meeting for Perata. As a result, city money was used illegally for political purposes.

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