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According to one news source, Chief Tucker's resignation came hours before City Council was scheduled to take a vote of no-confidence on him after his appointment of Captain Edward Poulson to head the Internal Affairs department. Poulson had apprently tried to influence an IA investigation involving a case when he himself, along with other officers, had beat a suspect who later died of his injuries. Tucker knew about this when he put Poulson in charge of IA.1


Tucker talks to Phil Tagami in 2007


  1. Artz, Matthew and Thomas Peele. "Oakland: Interim Police Chief Toribio out just two days after appointment." Bay Area News Group: May 10, 2013.