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Analysis: Chief Batts’ Tenure at OPD, and the Department Going Forward

October 14, 2011 | 4:33 pm

Analysis: Chief Batts’ Tenure at OPD, and the Department Going Forward

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Mayor Jean Quan yesterday named Oakland Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan as acting head of the department, following the surprise resignation of Anthony Batts earlier in the week. KQED’s Molly Samuel on Wednesday talked to Jennifer Inez Ward of KQED News associate Oakland Local about Batts’ tenure and the issues his eventual replacement will face. […]

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Quan Names Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan Acting Chief

October 13, 2011 | 1:23 pm

Quan Names Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan Acting Chief

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(Bay City News) Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced today that Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan will serve as acting police chief for the city following the surprise resignation of Chief Anthony Batts earlier this week. Batts, who was appointed by then-Mayor Ron Dellums in August 2009, announced his resignation in a letter on Tuesday, saying […]

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A.M. Splash: Reaction to OPD Chief Batts’ Resignation; BART Emails on Cell Phone Shutoff Decision; Occupy Bay Area

October 12, 2011 | 9:14 am

A.M. Splash: Reaction to OPD Chief Batts’ Resignation; BART Emails on Cell Phone Shutoff Decision; Occupy Bay Area

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Behind Batts’ Resignation, Years of Strife (Bay Citizen) In a move that surprised nobody — except in its timing — Oakland police Chief Anthony Batts tendered his resignation Tuesday, a year before the expiration of his three-year contract. He said he is considering a research position at Harvard University. Oakland residents saddened but not surprised […]

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Video: OPD Chief Batts Explains Why He Resigned

October 11, 2011 | 4:55 pm

Video: OPD Chief Batts Explains Why He Resigned

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Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana sent out a memo this afternoon announcing that police chief Anthony Batts will “resign his position effective early-to-mid November.” The communication included a memo from Batts to OPD staff. Batts writes: “In 2009, I answered the call for a reform-minded chief, a leader with a focus on community policing and […]

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Oakland Restructuring Police Operations; Batts Expects Force to Drop Further in Coming Years

July 7, 2011 | 9:33 am

Oakland Restructuring Police Operations; Batts Expects Force to Drop Further in Coming Years

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Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is overhauling the way his department investigates major crimes in the city. Batts said Wednesday the changes are part of a department-wide restructuring brought on by budget cuts, soaring crime rates and an eight-year-old federal court order calling for more officer oversight that grew out of the Riders scandal. When […]

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Oakland’s Batts to Press Re: Strained Relationship With Quan: “Where Are You Getting This Stuff?”

March 30, 2011 | 1:56 pm

Oakland’s Batts to Press Re: Strained Relationship With Quan: “Where Are You Getting This Stuff?”

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Whatever you may think about Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts, no one can say he doesn’t give a good press conference. Yesterday, KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm attended the first of what Batts says will be renewed monthly press briefings and collected the following audio. Batts said he stopped meeting with the press last year because of […]

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Police Chief Batts to Remain in Oakland

February 4, 2011 | 9:14 am

Police Chief Batts to Remain in Oakland

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The Oakland Police Department sent out a press release today announcing Chief Anthony Batts is staying on. On February 4, 2011, after engaging in numerous conversations with the Mayor and other City Officials, Chief Batts announced he will remain Chief of Police in the City of Oakland. “I want to thank the Mayor, City Administrator, […]

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Morning Splash: San Jose Picks Moore Over Batts as Police Chief, PG&E Can’t Find Pipeline Records

January 28, 2011 | 7:40 am

Morning Splash: San Jose Picks Moore Over Batts as Police Chief, PG&E Can’t Find Pipeline Records

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Moore picked over Oakland’s Batts as new police chief (San Jose Mercury News) San Jose City Manager Debra Figone has selected acting Chief Chris Moore to be the next police chief of the Bay Area’s largest city, choosing an insider who had the support of his beleaguered department over an outsider activists hoped would bring […]

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Morning Splash: Batts’ San Jose Possibility Shocks Oakland, Berkeley to Offer Sex Change Benefit

January 18, 2011 | 7:42 am

Morning Splash: Batts’ San Jose Possibility Shocks Oakland, Berkeley to Offer Sex Change Benefit

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News that Batts may leave Oakland shocks city, community leaders (Oakland Tribune) News of police Chief Anthony Batts’ possible departure to San Jose shocked city leaders and forced Mayor Jean Quan to create a contingency plan in case the department loses him suddenly. Batts, just over a year into a three-year contract with Oakland, has […]

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January 17, 2011 | 3:19 pm

Oakland Mayor Quan, Councilmember Reid React to News Chief Batts May Bolt for San Jose

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Boy, first San Jose tries to make off with Oakland’s baseball team, now they’re going after the city’s police chief. KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm reports that Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts received a standing ovation as the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Rally in Oakland Monday. But how many […]

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