Chief Anthony Batts

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Police Chief Visiting DC, Seeks Funding For School Program

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is heading to Washington, D.C., where he will lobby for federal funding for a pilot program to place officers in four of the city’s middle schools.

CBS San Francisco–11/30/2010

(AP)

Oakland Police Target At-Risk Youth With New Middle School Program

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts issued a community-wide call to action this week, saying the city had reached a critical juncture with a shortage of officers and a new mayor coming in.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/19/2010

Derrick Jones (California DMV)

Oakland Police Chief Pledges Transparency After Officer-Involved Shooting

Police Chief Anthony Batts acknowledged the calls from the African American community for answers and an explanation about the incident, but cautioned that a thorough investigation would take time.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/15/2010

Oakland Police Chief Disputes Crime Claim

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Oakland’s police chief is disputing a claim by the union representing police officers that the city’s streets have become more dangerous since 80 police officers were laid off in July.

09/01/2010

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