Oakland Mayor’s Top Legal Adviser Resigns Over Raid

Oakland Mayor’s Top Legal Adviser Resigns Over Raid

OAKLAND — Mayor Jean Quan’s chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he called a “tragically unnecessary” police raid of the Occupy Oakland camp.

Dan Siegel, a civil rights attorney and one of Oakland’s most active and vocal police critics, said the city should have done more to work with campers before sending in police.

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