How much more did former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan make compared to his predecessor, Anthony Batts? What was the largest salary that an Oakland Police Department employee earned in the last 13 years? How many fewer people were on the OPD’s payroll in 2012 than 2008? (Answers: $15,945.04, $340,091.22, 535)
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