Quan Should Let Batts Go

Eight months ago, Anthony Batts looked like he might become one of the best police chiefs Oakland has had in years. He’s charismatic, he said all the right things, and he appeared to really want to improve crime fighting in the city. But maybe all the adulation Oaklanders poured on him went to his head. It’s hard to say. Because over the past eight months, Batts has displayed a different side to his leadership skills, and it’s been an eye-opener:

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