Chief Anthony Batts
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.
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.
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.
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.