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(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The Oakland Police Department’s police chief position is a revolving door.

On Friday, Oakland lost its third police chief in nine days as more than a dozen police officers continue to be investigated for alleged sexual relations with an underage prostitute.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf placed the police department under civilian control, and said anyone involved in the scandal would be held accountable “for their misdeeds.”

“As the mayor of Oakland, I am here to run a police department, not a frat house,” she said Friday.
Paul Figueroa most recently resigned as police chief without explanation after two days on the job. He replaced Ben Fairow who was fired after five days due to reports he had an extra-marital affair over a decade ago. Fairow took Sean Whent’s place after Whent resigned for allegedly mishandling the sexual misconduct case.

An investigation is also underway after Oakland Police were accused of sending racist text messages.

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