OPD chief on medical leave


Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan has announced that he is stepping aside as head of the department, Assistant Chief Anthony Toribio said this afternoon.

Toribio declined to release details, saying only that Jordan is “on leave.” He said the Police Department will be releasing more information soon.

As the second-ranking officer in the department, Toribio will now take the helm as acting chief, he said. 

Jordan was appointed police chief on Feb. 1, 2012 by Mayor Jean Quan.

He had served as interim chief since October 2011 after former police Chief Anthony Batts abruptly resigned.

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