05/18/03 - Long Beach police chief Anthony Batts rides in the 20th. Annual Pride Celebration parade in Long Beach, Calif. on May 18, 2003..Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram
DECEMBER 8, 2004 The Long Beach Police Academy Class #80 celebrated the completion of their 28-week course with a graduation today. The course required 1,120 hours of training. The graduation was at the Terrace Theater. Chief of Police Anthony W. Batts presenting the Outstanding Recruit Award to Matthew Kenninson..FOTO LEO HETZEL
PD & CAMBODIANS
APRIL 13, 2006 Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts and his command staff walked part of the Anaheim corridor to kick off the Cambodian New Year and get to know the area and make contact with the merchants and people of the area. Chief Batts talks with cosmetologists in a beauty shop on the right in stripes is Sary So..FOTO LEO HETZEL
1/17/09 - Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts rides in a vintage Long Beach Police car down Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. during the 21st. Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade in Long Beach..Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram
2/18/09 - Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts talks to the crowd gathered at the Long Beach Water Plant on Redondo Ave. about current trends in the city as he leads the monthly crime prevention meeting Wednesday night..Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram
Nine year old misty Morris, left, receives gifts from LBPD Officer Bob Anderson, right, while Karen Kerr, left background holding more gifts while Commander Anthony Batts looks on the far right. Morris found and returned private investigator Robert Polland's wallet containing $372. Photo by Juanito Holandez.
12/7/06 - Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts addresses the crowd gathered for a Long Beach Police Department promotion ceremony at the Long Beach City Council Chambers Thursday morning..Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram
8/9/07 - Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, left, pokes fun at acting Long Beach City Manager Anthony Batts for his new beard at the start of the opening ceremonies for the new Mark Twain Library on Anaheim Street in Long Beach..Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram
Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts arrives on scene where two officers were shot Friday afternoon..Photo By Diandra Jay/Press Telegram
LONG BEACH - New Long Beach city manager Pat West, right, shares a laugh with Police Chief Anthony Batts, left, and City Councilwoman Rae. Gabelich on September 20, 2007, at Dooley Elementary School.. Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram
01/23/07: Photo by Diandra Jay/ Press-Telegram..Long Beach Police Chief, Anthony Batts, recalls December 22, 2006, the day two of his officers Abe Yap and Roy Wade were shot by Oscar Gabriel Gallegos during a routine traffic stop in downtown Long Beach.
LONG BEACH - Long Beach police chief Anthony Batts, center, and his command staff approach a press conference on Broadway in Downtown Long Beach on Saturday, December 23, 2006. Batts was discussing the shooting of two officers. .Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram
3/13/01 - Long Beach Deputy Assistant Police Chief Tony Batts comforts Long Beach Police detective Rick Delfin during an emotional speach to co-workers, after he returned to work for the first time since he was shot and his partner Daryle Black was killed April 29th 2000..Photo by Stephen Carr/Press-Telegram.
5/8/03 - Long Beach Chief of Police Anthony Batts outside the courtroom where he testified on the John Morris lawsuit against the city at Long Beach Superior Court..Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram.
LONG BEACH - Long Beach police chief Anthony Batts inspects police academy graduate Paul Tovar in Long Beach, Calif. on April 9, 2008. LBPD's class 84 graduated 27 officers, four of them are Hawthorn officers..Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Long Beach (Calif.) Mayor Police Chief Anthony Batts talk about his FY '10 budget in the city council chambers on August 11, 2009.
Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram
LBPT Management team
11-15-95 -- Long Beach Police Department Management Team --.(L-R Row 1) Deputy Chief Robert Luman; Deputy Chief Tony Van Coutren; Deputy Chief Jerry Lance; Dept. Phychologist Kendall Price (civilian); Marlene Parker (Civilian) Information management division administrator. (L-R Row 2) Cmdr Tony Batts; Cmdr Stephen Bonswor; Cmdr Dale Brown; Cmdr John Bretza; Cmdr Ted hulsey; Cmdr Melvin Gallwas. (L-R Row 3) Cmdr Robert Forbes (Civilisn) Felix Franklin Food Services Administrator; Chief William Ellis; Cmdr Kimball Shelley; Cmdr Al Van Otterloo.
5/11/99 - Long Beach Police Officer Tony Batts in command of the West Division has seen a huge drop of numbers for murders in 1998..Photo by Brittany M. Solo/Press-Telegram
8/10/99 - Long Beach Deputy Chief Tony Batts may become chief of police..Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Press-Telegram
6/17/09 - Long Beach Chief of Police Anthony Batts and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster applaud the honorees at the 41st Annual Awards Ceremony for the Long Beach Police Department at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Wednesday evening. .Photo by Brittany Murray / Press Telegram
Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts testifies in front of a jury during a civil trial regarding "Lobstergate" Friday, February 1, 2008 at Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles..Photo by Kevin Chang/ Press-Telegram
Anthony Batts campaigns for his wife two years before taking the police chief position.
Original caption - 6/6/2000 - Long Beach Council Candidate Laura Richardson-Batts, front and center on the lap of her husband Anthony Batts, with some of her supporters at campaign headquarters during the final hours of a neck-in-neck runoff with opponent Dee Andrews.
Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram
12/19/96 - Long Beach Police Commander Tony Batts with his fiance Laura Ann Richardson and their dog Sam in front of their home. They have registered for wedding gifts at Home Depot insetead of a department store.
Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Press-Telegram