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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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Reporters Arrested, Detained During Occupy Oakland Protest; Newspaper Guild Wants Meeting w/ Quan

January 30, 2012 | 4:15 pm

Reporters Arrested, Detained During Occupy Oakland Protest; Newspaper Guild Wants Meeting w/ Quan

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On Saturday, when police and Occupy Oakland demonstrators squared off in clashes that resulted in the arrests of at least 400 people, a handful of journalists found themselves either detained or arrested themselves after getting caught in a police “kettle.” Here are just some of the dramatic tweets from reporters during the confrontations: Vivian Ho, […]

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Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

January 30, 2012 | 11:25 am

Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

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Sunday was meant to be a daylong ‘rise-up’ festival for Occupy Oakland, held at the site of what was supposed to be the group’s new social center. But when Occupy’s plans on Saturday to take over a building and establish a physical headquarters were foiled by police, Occupy regrouped and moved the gathering to Frank […]

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Occupy Oakland Marches, in Daylong Faceoff with Police

January 28, 2012 | 3:39 pm

Occupy Oakland Marches, in Daylong Faceoff with Police

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10 p.m.: We’re wrapping up our continued blogging of today’s Occupy Oakland protest and police action. As we sign off, ABC7 is showing dozens of police officers arrayed on the east side of the 14th and Broadway intersection with a smaller number of protesters across the way at the entrance to Frank Ogawa Plaza. Ten […]

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December 15, 2011 | 11:42 am

Oakland Police Investigating Captain Who Approved Projectile Use Against Occupy Protesters

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The police captain who approved using beanbag projectiles against Occupy Oakland protesters and the SWAT officer who fired a beanbag round at a demonstrator have been reassigned during an investigation into the tactics. Oakland police Capt. Ersie Joyner III tells the Contra Costa Times that he could be fired or demoted because […]

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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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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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June 8, 2011 | 9:01 pm

Oakland Police Release Video in Sex-Assault Case

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Oakland police have released a cellphone video they say a sexual assault victim took of her attacker earlier this week. Police said the attack occurred Tuesday morning in West Oakland when a man forced his way into the victim’s residence. She reportedly used her cellphone to record the assailant as he prepared to leave the […]

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February 9, 2011 | 11:08 am

Reports: No Charges to Be Filed Against Police Who Shot and Killed Derrick Jones

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Both KCBS and the Oakland Tribune are reporting that Alameda D.A. Nancy O’Malley will not press charges against the two police officers who shot and killed Derrick Jones last November. The KCBS report says Jones’ mother, Nellie Jones, said O’Malley told her Tuesday that not enough evidence existed to charge officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar […]

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