Anthony Batts

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.

10/03/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Shadow Of Riders Corruption Case Still Looms Over Oakland Police

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.

09/22/2011

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

California AG Harris Offers Special Agents To Fight Oakland Crime

Kamala Harris has sent special agents to Oakland in an effort to stop violence in the streets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/19/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Rehires Several More Laid Off Police Officers

The Oakland Police Department will soon re-hire eight more of the officers laid off last year because of budget cuts, Police Chief Anthony Batts said.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/05/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Some East Bay Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

A handful of police officers from Oakland, Alameda and BART are the first to complete crisis intervention training to help de-escalate from potentially violent situations with the mentally ill.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/30/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Police Department Upgrades Patrol Car, Motorcycle Laptops

Severe budget cuts have led the Oakland Police Department to solicit outside donations to pay for new touch screen computers that have been replacing older laptops in its patrol vehicles.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/29/2011

Former San Francisco Police Interim Chief Jeff Godown. (SFPD)

Ex-Interim SFPD Chief Goes Across The Bay For Oakland Job

Jeff Godown said Thursday he’s accepted a job as deputy chief in charge of the department’s criminal investigations division.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Oakland Hires Back Laid Off Cops

That’s part of the deal that passed the City Council, but the hiring will barely keep pace with the attrition rate on the police force.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/08/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Officers Ratify Contract With Cuts

The Oakland Police Officer’s Association has ratified a contract that includes a pension cut, two-tiered pay scale system and will also allow for the rehiring of 22 officers laid off last year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2011

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Oakland’s Top Cop Reorganizing Department

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said he wants to “build an organization that’s fast, bold and quick” even though the number of officers in the department has dropped dramatically.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/06/2011

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