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Chief 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

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts. (AP)

Federal Grant To Pay For New Oakland Police Officers

The 25 new officers will mainly focus on patrolling areas near schools and fighting human trafficking in the city.

09/28/2011

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

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

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

Oakland Police Officers at the scene of a shooting (CBS)

Oakland Police See Much Needed Radio Upgrade

After months of problems with its radio communications, the Oakland Police Department is rolling out an entirely new system that will make Oakland one of the first Bay Area cities to be interoperable with other agencies.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/30/2011

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Broken Radios Force Oakland Police To Ride In Pairs

The Oakland police chief has ordered officers to ride two-to-a-car until problems with their radio system are fixed.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/05/2011

Chris Moore and Anthony Batts (CBS/www.sjpd.org)

New SJPD Chief To Face Daunting Budget Issues

Budget cuts and layoffs are just two of the challenges facing San Jose’s next chief of police, who could be named by the end of the week.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/18/2011

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

NAACP Meets With Oakland Police After Allegations Of Excessive Force

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held a hearing Thursday in Oakland over issues of excessive force by police.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/16/2010

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts

FBI Agrees To Oakland Chief’s Request To Probe Shooting By Officers

The FBI agreed Wednesday to a request from Oakland’s police chief to investigate last month’s fatal shooting of an unarmed man by officers.

KPIX 5–12/15/2010

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