Oakland’s mayor was blunt:
“I’m here to run a police department, not a frat house,” Libby Schaaf said at a press conference on Friday.
A number of police officers in the California city have been accused of sexual misconduct; others have allegedly sent racist texts. Now three police chiefs have resigned over the course of just over a week.
“This is the appropriate time to install civilian oversight in this police department,” Schaaf said, according to The Associated Press. Schaaf announced that City Administrator Sabrina Landreth will now be handling personnel and disciplinary matters for the department.