Citing lack of officers, Calif. chief resigns
Oakland chief: 'Until you have the numbers, hard to get the job done'
By Harry Harris
San Jose Mercury News
OAKLAND — Two years into his three year contract, Oakland Chief of Police Anthony Batts announced Tuesday he is resigning.
Batts said a lack of officers and resources to make Oakland safe and crime-free contributed to his decision to leave a struggling department that at the time he was hired had 796 officers, 150 more than it has now.
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