Mon, Oct 17, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Oakland Police Shakeup

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Departing Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts
Eric Risberg/AP
Departing Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts

Oakland has sworn in Howard Jordan to head its police department, replacing Chief Anthony Batts who announced his departure just two days earlier. We discuss public safety in Oakland, including this week's special election to decide whether Oakland will adopt a parcel tax to extend funding for police programs.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland
  • Howard Jordan, Oakland's interim police chief
  • Matthai Kuruvila, staff writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sean Maher, reporter for the Oakland Tribune

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