Man suspected of hiring prostitutes might be posted on website

August 5, 2011 11:17:28 AM PDT
Oakland's police chief says he's considering whether or not to post photos of men arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitutes on the police department's website to help convince potential customers to stay away from Oakland.

The announcement came as community groups unveiled two new billboards on Thursday intended to discourage prostitution along International Boulevard.

The billboards ask men cruising for prostitutes what they would do if their daughter was working the streets.

Police Chief Anthony Batts also says he's considering a plan to use DMV records to send "Dear John" letters to owners of vehicles that loiter around Interstate Boulevard.