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Oakland Chief Releases List of 44 Crimes PD Won't Respond To

July 14, 2010  | 

The Oakland Police Department has laid off 80 officers, a move Chief Anthony Batts says will mean his officers won't be responding to calls for service on 44 crimes. Residents will instead need to submit their requests via the department's website, NBC Bay Area reports.

The department was forced to layoff the 80 officers, following the City Council's decision to go ahead with the move to close a budget gap. The layoffs are believed to be the first in three decades for a force that polices a city with California's highest violent crime rate.

Chief Anthony Batts released a list of situations police won't respond to that includes grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. Several of the lesser crimes include discarding an appliance with a lock, an unauthorized cable TV connection and a stolen license plate.

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Tags: Oakland PD, Police Layoffs, Police Chiefs


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Ken Karpinski @ 8/29/2011 5:44 PM

Shouldn't suprise me; Oakland's public schools, whose children can't hardly even read, already set aside a day to honor convicted police killer Mumia-Abu Jamal.

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