FILE: Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick is a 34-year veteran law enforcement (Oaklandca.gov)
Oakland’s police chief is facing an internal affairs investigation, a formal complaint by a city commissioner and questioning by furious City Council members — all because she—perhaps unwittingly—helped federal authorities arrest an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city.
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Anne Kirkpatrick, who was widely heralded as a seasoned progressive reformer when she became Oakland’s top cop early this year, has acknowledged that she sent police officers to assist federal agents for a human trafficking investigation at an Oakland home Aug. 16.
Two adults were detained during that investigation, and federal authorities have commenced civil deportation proceedings against one of them, according to SFGate.
The episode touched off a