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Dean Capelletti Out as Oakley Police Chief

by ECT

On Sunday, the City of Oakley confirmed that Dean Capelletti is no longer the Oakley Police Chief after a nearly two-month investigation.

City Manager Josh McMurray shared an official statement Sunday:

On November 18, Dean Capelletti was separated from employment as the City Police Chief.   As this was a personnel matter, I cannot comment further about his separation.   The City’s focus at this time is on searching for a new Police Chief who will uphold the City’s values and effectively lead the outstanding officers and employees who serve in the City Police Department.

Capelletti had been placed on administrative leave since Sept. 3 as the city investigated an incident involving Capelletti. No details behind the incident have been released to the public.

According to several insiders within the city of Oakley, an incident involving another employee prompted the investigation. It is unclear if that employee was also terminated, suspended or faced any disciplinary action for their role in the incident.

For Oakley, the city will be searching for their third police chief in less than 2-years.  Capelletti was hired as the Oakley Police Chief in Sept. of 2020 after serving as a captain at the La Habra Police Department. He had replaced previous chief Eric Christensen who retired in May of 2020.

Currently, Lt. Paul Beard will serve as the interim police chief while the city searches for its next chief.

11:45 am UPDATE

McMurray clarified and said this was not a resignation and no action to any other employees.



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STREET-SWEEPER Nov 21, 2021 - 2:11 pm

Oakley becoming Antioch’s little cousin.

Jerry Garcia Nov 21, 2021 - 4:51 pm

So what happened to rhymes with “Fancy”? She gets to investigate and terminate too?

Ridiculous Nov 24, 2021 - 12:45 pm

How many dudes can the assistant city manager have affairs with and keep her job? The body count is 2-0 now. Oakley is a lost cause as long as she remains.

Tax Payer Nov 26, 2021 - 12:48 pm

How can it be that the assistant to the city manager is never held accountable for their behavior? She is the true cancer within city management.

tax payer Nov 26, 2021 - 12:51 pm

No. Not even close. Unless there is a high level employee at Antioch sleeping with administrators and then getting them fired…Oakley will continue to be a circus as long as they continue to allow this cancer to stay in management.

Tax Payer Dec 9, 2021 - 6:12 pm

ECT should look into the recent departure/resignation/firing of the (now former) Assistant to the City Manager…

ECT Dec 10, 2021 - 6:13 am

I did they are not sharing anything

Tina Dec 12, 2021 - 8:09 am

Is what happened to transparency in government?

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