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Oakland Mayor Santana Names Interim Chief, Where’s Mayor Quan?

The email from the City of Oakland’s media contact had a title that was clear as a bell: “Oakland City Administrator Appoints Howard A. Jordan as Interim Chief of Police.” So, this blogger immediately thought it was a misprint. After all, the Oakland City Charter that now-California Governor, and then Mayor Jerry Brown worked hard […]

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As Oakland Chief Batts Resigns, Mayor Quan Takes A Beating

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony Batts resigned Tuesday, and the reviews are in: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan blew it. While Chief Batts himself worked to place a good face on his departure, working to deflect the idea that he and Mayor Quan didn’t get along, Oaklanders all over the Internet are pointing the finger squarely at […]

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Oakland – Anthony Batts, Police Chief, Resigns; Russo, Schaaf React

Oakland’s Police Chief Anthony “Tony” Batts announced his resignation today at a 3 PM PST press conference at Oakland’s City Hall. Batts said he was stepping down because of a lack of resources, and wrote a very telling letter posted here (thanks to Oakland North) in its entirety that reads in part: It is with […]