Professor Tuman Participates in Debate for Oakland Mayoral Candidates

Friday, August 22, 2014
KPIX-CHANNEL 5 -- The crowded debate included Mayor Jean Quan and the 11 candidates who want to unseat her. They were asked early on how many police officers should be on the job in Oakland. “We’ve already lost 70 officers though August through attrition,” San Francisco State University Professor Joe Tuman said. “If you don’t plan for more police officers in this force, you’re going to be left with veterans exiting and a department that’s filled with 25 year-olds.”