The letter — which she sent to EBX editor Stephen Buel and Chronicle columnists Phil Matier, Andrew Ross and Chip Johnson — calls Dellums a liar and "a disgrace," and complains about the police department being woefully understaffed and lacking basic equipment, according to EBX. The letter says in part:
- "African Americans and Latinos live in fear in Oakland because of your lies. Middle-class residents working two jobs live in fear because of your lies. Nurses, teachers and social workers live in fear because of your lies ... You are not effective, you are not honest, you have no integrity and you should step aside."