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Veteran Oakland homicide investigator arrested, charged with perjury, threatening witness

OAKLAND, Calif. – A veteran Oakland police homicide investigator accused of lying and paying off a witness years ago in a murder case surrendered Tuesday evening and was booked on charges of felony perjury, threatening a witness, bribery and other allegations.

Phong Tran, 45, surrendered at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin at about 7:45 p.m. and was formally booked 45 minutes later. He is being held without bail pending his arraignment Wednesday morning in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland.



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