Where he came from: Oakland Police Department, by way of Harvard University Batts was selected by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Aug. 28, 2012 following a national search. He's been out of policing since 2011, when he stepped down from the chief post in Oakland, Calif., not long after the election of a new mayor there whose style conflicted with his own. Prior to that, he spent nearly 30 years in Long Beach, Calif., including holding the title of police chief from 2002 to 2009. Batts has a doctorate and a master's degree, and was doing research and lecturing at Harvard University after Oakland.
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