Wednesday Must Read: Oakland Council Tables Third Gang Injunction; SFPD Rocked by New Scandal

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1. The Oakland City Council narrowly agreed last night to continue funding the city’s two controversial gang injunctions, but decided to table plans for a third — in East Oakland — until a study is completed on the effectiveness of the measures, the Trib reports. The council voted 4-3 to continue paying for the gang injunction in North Oakland and a pending one in the city’s Fruitvale district. Councilmembers Ignacio De La Fuente, Pat Kernighan, Larry Reid, and Libby Schaaf voted for the injunctions, while Desley Brooks, Rebecca Kaplan, and Nancy Nadel voted against. The council also ordered the city attorney’s office to not seek any more injunctions without council approval. Outgoing City Attorney John Russo launched the injunctions, which have turned out to be expensive to implement, without asking the council.

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