OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two Oakland police officers have been disciplined for violating policy during Occupy protests.One of the officers covered his nameplate with black tape and the other removed the tape with a videographer questioned him about it.The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/AwewTg ) reports officer John Hargraves and Lt. Clifford Wong were punished after a police internal affairs investigation. The lieutenant failed to report Hargraves' conduct.State law and Oakland policy require uniformed officers to wear a badge or nameplate.Interim police Chief Howard Jordan won't disclose details about the punishment.The officers were outside police headquarters when they were approached by a videographer during a November demonstration by Occupy Oakland demonstrations.The cameraman complained to Wong that Hargraves covered his nameplate. The lieutenant then stripped off the tape.___Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com



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