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Oakland Chief Resigns, Citing Lack of Resources

October 12, 2011  | 

Two years after taking the job, Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts resigned from a department that has lost 150 officers since his arrival.

Chief Batts, 50, said an "overwhelming load of bureaucracy" and a lack of officers and resources to fight Oakland's severe crime problem contributed to his decision to leave a struggling department, which at the time he was hired had 796 officers.

Source: Oakland Tribune

Related: Oakland Chief Tony Batts (podcast)


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