Only a politician (or a political bureaucrat) would expect that a serious increase in paperwork wouldn’t take any time at all. Or impact 911 response. Oakland PD Abandons New Policy Which Left Cops Unable To Respond To 911 Calls.
They had to do all this extra paperwork for use-of-force. Hours of paperwork. During the same shift.
As a result, officers have been holed up writing reports for an average of two hours each shift, while high-priority calls for shootings, assaults, robberies, and other 911 calls continue to roll in.
“If you had your house broken into and you needed a police officer to show up, it’s not uncommon now for someone to wait two, three days for a police officer to show up,” OPD Lieutenant Bryan Hubbard told the East Bay Times.
That is procedural insanity at its finest. So after only 2 weeks (or so) the policy was dumped. That is perhaps the MOST amazing thing about this story.
“I don’t think anybody anticipated this,” Oakland Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson said of the reporting policy.
In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon.”