Baltimore Mayor Fires Ex-Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts Amid Homicide RiseThe Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after a black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership.
Police Chief Hails Mother Who Whupped Her Son For Rioting In Baltimore StreetsA 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.
Ex-Oakland Chief To Lead Baltimore PoliceThe Baltimore mayor’s office said a former police California police chief has been picked as the city’s new police commissioner.
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.
Another Proposal For Oakland Youth Curfew Meets OppositionOakland’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 Group Files Petition To Recall Mayor QuanA 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.
Mayor Quan, Interim Police Chief To Unveil Oakland Anti-Crime PlanAhead 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.
Oakland Mayor Quan Names Assistant Chief Jordan Acting Police ChiefOakland 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 5 Poll: Oakland Mayor Sees Approval Drop After Police Chief Quits69% of Oaklanders surveyed in a KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll said they had little or no confidence in Mayor Jean Quan.
Frustrated Oakland Police Chief Resigns Citing Lack Of ResourcesOakland'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 To Crack Down On Foul LanguageOfficers swearing on the job could be a thing of the past in Oakland if Chief Anthony Batts has his way.
Shadow Of Riders Corruption Case Still Looms Over Oakland PoliceThe 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.
California AG Harris Offers Special Agents To Fight Oakland CrimeKamala Harris has sent special agents to Oakland in an effort to stop violence in the streets.
Oakland Rehires Several More Laid Off Police OfficersThe 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.
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.