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Confirmed: Deborah Edgerly Placed On Admin Leave

Yesterday, I reported a rumor that Deborah Edgerly, Oakland's Chief Administrative Officer, was going to be placed on Administrative Leave.

Today, that rumor has been confirmed by the Oakland Tribune and SFGate.com. From the Trib..

Mayor Ron Dellums sent Edgerly notice at 1:24 p.m. Friday that she had been placed on paid administrative leave until her July 31 retirement date amid allegations that Edgerly interfered with a police investigation. Dellums' move came just three days after he joined Edgerly at a City Hall news conference to announce that Edgerly would be allowed to serve through the end of July, as the two had previously agreed, even as Edgerly faced mounting criticism.

My comments from before, stand. I feel the Mayor should have stuck to one decision -- the first one -- and not given in to pressure. I continue to feel sorry for what "MissE" is going through and feel that, while she's certainly made mistakes, her counterparts before her have as well, but did not suffer the kind of character assasination that she has.

The comments made on the SFGate and Oakland Tribune articles are in many cases galling. References to her plus-size are frequent, as are terms like "corrupt." She deserves better treatment both by the public and by the City of Oakland.
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