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Oakland Hires Bratton As Consultant

January 25, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of LAPD.
Photo courtesy of LAPD.

The city of Oakland has hired William Bratton to develop a public safety plan for California's most violent city.

The City Council voted 7-1 to hire Bratton Wednesday, and awarded the former chief's security company a $250,000 contract. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan called Bratton's hire important and referred to him as "one of the brightest minds in policing," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Critics said Bratton would implement an aggressive form of "stop and frisk," a practice he supported in New York that allows officers to stop a person they believe is committing a crime.

Tags: Oakland PD, William Bratton, Crime Trends


Comments (5)

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Retired NY Boss @ 1/25/2013 3:40 PM

Critics may not like it, but stop and frisk has done wonders in the liberal city of NY. Want a comparison, look at Chicago.

Bob@Az. @ 1/25/2013 4:36 PM

Ah,Retired, Do we have to? Just thinking about Chi turns my stomach. Sure hope Oakland leaves him alone to do his job. That would be a novelty! Good Luck Chief Bratton. Blues, stay safe.

DaveSAM5566D1 @ 1/25/2013 8:31 PM

Remember the 70's when you can actulay complete-fill out FI cards?

DaveSam5525G @ 1/25/2013 8:33 PM

(Spelling)-Remember the 70's when you can actually complete-fill out FI cards?

Marshal @ 2/4/2013 6:01 AM

Why is this stuff always made to be more difficult then it has to be. Hasn't CA courts limited what police are allowed to do? Haven't they given the criminals and idiots all of the rights in that state? Haven't they welcomed in and given free money and medical to the people committing these crimes? If the peoples republic of CA would quit allowing BS lawsuits and making stupid decisions against the police and let cops do their jobs, but do them right, then that state wouldn't as bad of issues. I shouldn't just single out CA, all across the US the courts are taking away the rights of the victims and giving them to the criminals. Regulate the judges better and stop the lawsuits that should never see a court room. Either that or fence off certain parts of the city and let nature take its course and keep the honest law abiding citizens safe. Also, take away the welfare and free stuff to the families of these convicted felons and criminals. Why are tax payers paying to support all of these criminals and their families? The families should be paying for their criminal to be in jail. Afterall, they did nothing to stop them from committing the crime or try to get them help before hand. Why are the tax payers paying the bill. We pay more for a criminal to be in jail then we do for a senior citizen, with all their rights intact, to be in a nursing home. Pathetic.

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