2 cops disciplined for name covering at Occupy Oakland

An officer concealed his nameplate because he had heard that another officer videotaped by Occupy protesters later had personal information posted online

By Matthew Artz
Contra Costa Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — An Oakland police officer is facing a 30-day suspension for concealing his nameplate with black tape during an Occupy protest, and the lieutenant who removed the tape has been demoted for not properly documenting the incident.

Officer John Hargraves remains on duty while contesting the suspension issued early last month, department sources said. But Lt. Clifford Wong was unable to challenge his demotion to sergeant.

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