Oakland SWAT captain seeks reassignment after losing team's confidence

By Jaxon Van Derbeken
San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland police captain who runs the department's SWAT unit has asked to be reassigned because of the team's resentment over his decision to console the families of two officers slain by a parolee rather than lead what became an ill-fated raid for the killer, sources told The Chronicle on Tuesday.

Capt. Ed Tracey made his request after a meeting with the 24-member SWAT team, during which officers said they "weren't confident in him" because of his conduct during the March 21 incident, a law enforcement source said. Two SWAT officers died in the raid.

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