8/2/07 update: The Oakland police say they interviewed the people who made the allegations to the school district, and that Dobbins won’t face charges — for real, this time. The district is still conducting its own inquiry.
Last month, the authorities released the following statement, before they retracted it hours later:
On 23 Jul 07, the Special Victims Unit received a mandatory cross report from the Oakland Unified School District of possible sexual improprieties on the part of a School Board Director and a 17 year old female student. The student was contacted in person by investigators and made no disclosure of any crime; she denied the reported allegations. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been consulted, and they are not pursuing criminal charges due to no evidence of corpus.
The question now is what the district will do, especially since some were calling for Dobbins’ resignation. I’ll be posting updates.