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Tag: Howard Jordan

May 9, 2013 | 10:53 am

Video: Jordan Says Timing of Announcement Had Nothing to Do with Bratton Report

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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told KGO-TV Wednesday that his decision to resign for medical reasons was “one of the toughest decisions” of his 25-year career with the OPD. He declined to discuss any details of the ”debilitating health condition” behind his decision, saying these are “personal matters,” but stated that he is looking forward […]

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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan Announces Medical Retirement (Timeline)

May 8, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan Announces Medical Retirement (Timeline)

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Shortly before a scheduled press conference in which high-profile Oakland policing consultant William Bratton was set to announce a new crime reduction plan, city Police Chief Howard Jordan announced he will retire from the force for medical reasons. Assistant Police Chief Anthony Toribio will take command of the department during the nationwide search for a […]

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March 8, 2013 | 12:59 pm

Oakland Police Say Raid Nets 18 Gang Suspects

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By Caitlin Esch, Rachael Marcus and AP Local and federal law enforcement officials arrested 18 people Friday in a crackdown on the notorious Case Gang in East Oakland, which officials believe is responsible for many of the violent crimes plaguing the city. The series of raids, which began around 5 a.m. Friday, was orchestrated by […]

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New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

March 5, 2013 | 3:32 pm

New Overseer Could Disrupt Oakland Police Routines

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Oakland police officers can expect to see change in their department. Thomas Frazier, appointed to oversee the Oakland police by a federal judge on Monday, has a reputation as an innovator not afraid to shatter police department traditions. Frazier is taking on a job that previous chiefs could not, or would not, do: bring the […]

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Oakland’s Agreement on Police Dept: Receivership by Any Other Name?

December 6, 2012 | 4:05 pm

Oakland’s Agreement on Police Dept: Receivership by Any Other Name?

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So who will have ultimate authority in the Oakland Police Department? The city? The federal government? Or plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit against the department? All of the above, it seems. In an unprecedented deal, the city has agreed to submit the department to the authority of a new compliance director. While the city […]

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Oakland Names Howard Jordan as Permanent Police Chief; San Jose’s Teresa Reed is New Fire Chief

February 1, 2012 | 11:13 am

Oakland Names Howard Jordan as Permanent Police Chief; San Jose’s Teresa Reed is New Fire Chief

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(Bay City News) Oakland city officials today named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis. Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna Santana also named Teresa Reed, as the city’s new fire chief. Reed is currently an assistant chief for the San Jose Fire Department. Quan had tapped […]

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Oakland Interim Chief Howard Jordan Releases “Message to the Community”

October 28, 2011 | 12:07 pm

Oakland Interim Chief Howard Jordan Releases “Message to the Community”

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At a press conference with Jean Quan on Wednesday, Oakland Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan said that to his knowledge, no Oakland police officer had used rubber bullets, wooden dowels, or flash-bang grenades in the violent pre-dawn raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment on Tuesday and during a series of clashes with protesters later that […]

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Video: Quan, Jordan Address Use of Force Against Protesters; Quan’s Approval Takes Another Hit

October 27, 2011 | 8:21 am

Video: Quan, Jordan Address Use of Force Against Protesters; Quan’s Approval Takes Another Hit

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Mayor Jean Quan and Interim Chief Howard Jordan held a press conference yesterday at which they addressed the use of force against Occupy Oakland protesters by Oakland police and other agencies. KTVU has raw video of a portion of the press conference. At the briefing, Jordan said that to his knowledge, no Oakland police officer […]

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A.M. Splash: OPD Acting Chief Sworn In; Parents Accuse Bernal Heights Principal of Abuse; Traffic Ticket Amnesty Planned; Gascon Double Dipping

October 14, 2011 | 9:16 am

A.M. Splash: OPD Acting Chief Sworn In; Parents Accuse Bernal Heights Principal of Abuse; Traffic Ticket Amnesty Planned; Gascon Double Dipping

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Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan sworn in (Oakland Tribune) Interim police Chief Howard Jordan was sworn into the office Thursday for the second time in less than three years. Jordan, a 23-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department, will replace outgoing Chief Anthony Batts, who announced his resignation Tuesday. Jordan had been the department’s […]

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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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