Anthony Batts

Mother hits son during Baltimore riots.

Police Chief Hails Mother Who Whupped Her Son For Rioting In Baltimore Streets

A woman who hit and pushed a boy to remove him from the riots in Baltimore is being hailed by the police commissioner and others online.


Former Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts (CBS)

Ex-Oakland Chief To Lead Baltimore Police

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 is interviewed in the KCBS studio (CBS)

Oakland Mayor On Teen ‘Loitering Law’ Proposal: ‘Don’t Call It A Curfew’

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 Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Another Proposal For Oakland Youth Curfew Meets Opposition

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.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

Oakland Group Files Petition To Recall Mayor Quan

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.


Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Quan, Interim Police Chief To Unveil Oakland Anti-Crime Plan

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.


(courtesy of Oakland Police Dept.)

Oakland Mayor Quan Names Assistant Chief Jordan Acting Police Chief

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.

CBS San Francisco–10/13/2011

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan at her weekly media briefing with Police Chief Anthony Batts. (KCBS)

CBS 5 Poll: Oakland Mayor Sees Approval Drop After Police Chief Quits

69% of Oaklanders surveyed in a KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll said they had little or no confidence in Mayor Jean Quan.


Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Frustrated Oakland Police Chief Resigns Citing Lack Of Resources

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.


Oakland police officers block a sidewalk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Police To Crack Down On Foul Language

Officers swearing on the job could be a thing of the past in Oakland if Chief Anthony Batts has his way.