William Bratton (R) speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles, California, 05 August 2009. EPA/Paul Buck
On Tuesday, Oakland, California held a city council meeting to discuss the hiring of American law enforcement officer William J. Bratton. Bratton is known for his aggressive adoption of 'stop and frisk' while he was the New York Police Commissioner. 'Stop and frisk' is a controversial practice by which a police officer can question and body search anyone suspected of committing a crime.