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New BART Police Chief Chosen

New BART Police Chief Chosen

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San Jose Mercury News via YellowBrix

May 13, 2010

OAKLAND — Former Fairfield police Chief Kenton Rainey has been selected to become the new chief of BART’s embattled police force, a local television station reported Wednesday night.

KTVU-TV reported that Rainey, currently a commander with the San Antonio, Texas, Police Department, was offered the position two weeks ago, according to sources, and that an official announcement was planned once “the vetting process is complete.”

Rainey was among four finalists for the BART job and was picked by general manager Dorothy Dugger, the TV station reported.

Reached late Wednesday, BART spokesman Linton Johnson had no comment on the story.

The BART chief job has been vacant since former Chief Gary Gee resigned in December.

Interim Chief Dash Butler has presided over the internal investigation into the New Year’s Day 2009 fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III by former Officer Johannes Mehserle, which recently resulted in the dismissal of two officers.

Mehserle, who resigned from the force after the incident, is awaiting trial for murder in Southern California.


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    Talon

    almost 4 years ago

    638 Comments

    Congratulations, Chief and good luck over there! Now, let's see what some Texas mentality will do for that department. :-)

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    uncledennis1

    almost 4 years ago

    23132 Comments

    Good luck chief. Remember you can only wade so deep into shit.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Best of luck to the new chief. Seems to me he's taking over during a turbulent time at BART.

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    Jonas

    almost 4 years ago

    41204 Comments

    Good Luck Chief.

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    ill_taze_u_bro

    almost 4 years ago

    2846 Comments

    Good luck, I still can't believe that they are charging that officer with murdar. But it is California.

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    usa_24

    almost 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Good luck.

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    chiefkcr

    almost 4 years ago

    3620 Comments

    GOOD luck Chief !

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    95Zcar

    almost 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Good luck

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Good luck Chief.
    You have huge tasks ahead of you.

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