Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts submitted his resignation earlier this week. He said he could no longer be in charge of a police department where he had 20-percent control but full accountability.
"The landscape has changed radically over the past two years with new and different challenges," Batts wrote.
Following Batts' resignation, Mayor Jean Quan said "I didn't ask him to leave, but if he were to leave this was a good time so that somebody else could move this next phase forward."
Quan is expected to make an official announcement about Jordan this Thursday.