Oakland Police Commission extends interim chief’s contract

The Oakland Police Commission last week extended interim Police Chief Susan Manheimer’s contract to early December, giving the city some breathing room before it sends Mayor Libby Schaaf a short list of potential candidates to fill the position on a permanent basis. Manheimer’s contract extension to Dec. 8 allows the commission, which met Thursday, a longer timeframe to vet a sizable number of applicants.…


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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