Wednesday Must Read: Oakland Council Okays Bratton Contract, But Not Stop and Frisk; Council Also Approves Plans to Hire Sheriff’s Deputies and Civilian Police Techs

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. The Oakland City Council voted 7-1 early this morning in support of a controversial plan to hire William Bratton — the former head of the New York and Los Angeles police departments — as a consultant to Police Chief Howard Jordan, the Trib and Chron report. However, it appears that the city will not adopt stop and frisk, an aggressive police tactic that Bratton strongly endorses. Stop and frisk was the main reason why the hiring of Bratton engendered so much debate in the city, but supporters of the Bratton contract said last night that stop and frisk, which can lead to racial profiling, was not an option for the city.

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