Oakland, Calif. police get 12-hour shifts

By Kelly Rayburn
Contra Costa Times

OAKLAND, Calif. Oakland Police Department patrol officers will work 12-hour shifts under an arbitrator's decision released this week, in what Police Chief Wayne Tucker described as a key victory for public safety in Oakland.

Tucker was pitted against the Oakland Police Officers Association for more than a year on the issue. The union had hoped to stay on 10-hour shifts.

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