The federal judge overseeing reforms in Oakland's police department ordered the city to provide a list of all contracts entered into since January that are connected to the court-ordered reform process.
U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson issued the order Tuesday noting that the city had recently signed a contract with Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC for a comprehensive review of the police department and that the city had increased two contracts with outside firms conducting internal affairs investigations related to Occupy Oakland.
Oakland must file the contracts with Henderson by Sept. 21 and include explanations for any modifications. Future contracts and amendments also must be filed with Henderson along with the date on which Chief Howard Jordan consulted with the department's federal monitor, Robert Warshaw.
The city farmed out several internal affairs investigations concerning Occupy Oakland earlier this year to ensure that the investigations are completed within a calendar year as required under state law.