| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:18 PM
In Oakland, Calif., police swept into a public plaza being used by "Occupy" protesters early this morning and made dozens of arrests to break up two encampments near city hall. The mayor, Jean Quan, said the action was necessary because of ongoing...
| Nov 3, 2011
Thousands of demonstrators chanted, marched, danced and waved signs Wednesday during a general strike called by Occupy Oakland, a largely peaceful protest that snarled downtown streets, rerouted buses, closed the busy port and drew hundreds of teachers...
| Nov 15, 2011
Just 12 hours after police dismantled the Occupy Oakland tent city in a peaceful predawn raid, about 700 protesters returned to the civic center plaza Monday evening, vowing to keep their movement alive but undecided about whether to defy police and...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:51 AM
The U.S. government should take over the Oakland Police Department — the California agency led for two years by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts — because of a chronic failure to comply with a decade-old reform settlement,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has selected former Oakland, Calif., Police Chief Anthony Batts as Baltimore's next police commissioner, bringing in a leader who has been hailed as an innovator but who struggled to push his agenda at his last job.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore's next police commissioner believes the drug trade is at the core of crime problems from car break-ins to gang killings. And it's an issue that Anthony W. Batts says he's seen up close.
"I have relatives who have had addiction problems, and...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Baltimore's next police commissioner is walking through a west-side neighborhood with some of the community's most engaged residents, but that's not enough for Anthony W. Batts.
He wants to talk to a teacher sipping coffee on her porch. He jogs across...
| Aug 21, 2011
Candlestick Park violence 'will not be tolerated,' S.F., Oakland mayors say The mayors of Oakland and San Francisco released a joint statement Sunday condemning the violence at a San Francisco 49ers-Oakland Raiders football game that left three people...
| Oct 13, 2011
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan swore in an interim police chief Thursday, just days after Chief Anthony W. Batts abruptly announced he would step down from leading this crime-embattled city's department. The change in command comes as the Oakland Police...
| Oct 11, 2011
Oakland Police Chief Anthony W. Batts –- who clashed with Mayor Jean Quan and the City Council over staffing and resources amid a rise in violent crime –- announced his resignation Tuesday in a letter to police department employees. The chief'...
| Oct 25, 2011
Tuesday's pre-dawn sweep of the Occupy Oakland encampment, which resulted in about 80 arrests, came after the diverse community of protesters refused to allow police and fire officials -- as well as at least two ambulance crews -- access to the area to...