Auditor slams OPD on oversight of technology systems

City Auditor Courtney Ruby said, "The bottom line is that the Oakland Police Department has mismanaged technology for years and citizens have a right to be outraged."


By Matthew Artz
Oakland Tribune

OAKLAND — Oakland police have squandered nearly $2 million over the past five years on technology systems that were never used or underutilized, a city auditor's report has found.

The report, which is being released Wednesday, faults the department for not performing due diligence before purchasing technology systems and for not adequately managing or tracking the systems after buying them.

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