Thursday Must Reads: Jordan Says He Was Not Forced Out; US Atty Says Berkeley Pot Club Is too Close to Preschools

Stories that East Bay progressives and environmentalists shouldn’t miss:

1. Retiring Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan told KGO-TV yesterday that he was not forced out of his job, and decided to step down based on the recommendation of his doctor. Jordan cited an unnamed medical problem as the reason for this sudden retirement — and not a recent scathing report from OPD’s court-appointed Compliance Director Thomas Frazier, who faulted the department’s command staff for failing to investigate police misconduct and hold problem officers accountable for wrongdoing.

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