Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent has resigned amid a spate of police misconduct cases.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Thursday night that Whent was stepping down after a two-decade career with the department.
Whent, who became the department's head in May 2014, will be replaced by Benson H. Fairow, who is currently the deputy police chief at
A search will be conducted for a permanent replacement.
No reason was given for Whent's resignation, but Schaaf called it a "personal choice," in a statement announcing the resignation.