Officer John Hargraves suspended for hiding his nameplate for OWS protestors.
U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson has handed down a scathing opinion to Officer Hargraves and his Lt, Clifford Wong, for Hargraves act of taping over his nameplate during interactions with Occupy Oakland on November 2nd of last year.
At the time, Lt. Wong noticed the obscured nameplate and removed the tape but failed to report Officer Hargraves for the violation of police policy. The department then suspended Hargraves for 30 days but allowed him to remain on duty pending an appeal. That appeal did not go well. [Read more...]