The Baltimore mayor’s office said a former police California police chief has been picked as the city’s new police commissioner.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said she’s working with the city’s police chief on crafting what she’s calling a “loitering law” that would target getting teenagers off the streets.
Oakland’s police chief is proposing a youth curfew in the city to help reduce the risk of teens getting into trouble, but some youth group leaders have said that may not be the solution.
A group of Oakland residents has filed a petition seeking to recall Mayor Jean Quan, saying she is ignoring public safety as the city’s most pressing issue.
Ahead of the safety summit, Quan would only talk in general terms about efforts to improve public safety in Oakland, including maximizing the value of more than 60 police officers being added to the police department.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Thursday 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.
69% of Oaklanders surveyed in a KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll said they had little or no confidence in Mayor Jean Quan.
Oakland’s police chief told city officials Tuesday that he regretfully planned to resign in November to take on another opportunity, expressing frustration at a lack of support provided to the department during his two-year tenure.
Officers swearing on the job could be a thing of the past in Oakland if Chief Anthony Batts has his way.
The Oakland Police Department is facing new scrutiny, as a San Francisco federal judge has questions about police misconduct, nearly a decade after the Riders Case.