Oakland, CA – City officials continued to monitor overnight demonstrations. At approximately 10 pm last night, a group of approximately 300 protesters in the area of Frank Ogawa Plaza began throwing large rocks and bottles at officers after receiving multiple orders to disperse.
Oakland, CA. At 9:15pm, Police Chief Howard Jordan addressed members of the press to provide an update on the “Occupy Oakland” Operation in the City of Oakland. “The City is committed to facilitating peaceful protests and constitutional policing” stated Chief Jordan.
Oakland, CA: At approximately 4:00pm this afternoon, “Occupy Oakland” protesters began convening in front of the Oakland Library located at 125-14th Street. The group of approximately 400 – 500 protesters began to move in the direction between 14th and Broadway, and 7th and Broadway. Protesters in the area of 7th and Broadway began throwing paint or other hazardous material at the officers who deployed gas as a defense tactic.
The Oakland Police Department placed 2nd among SWAT teams in the recently completed Urban Shield 2011 Training Exercise.
In its 5th year, Urban Shield is the nation’s premiere tactical training exercise competition that tests the capabilities of first responders. The event is hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and has obtained international recognition with representatives coming as far away as Israel and Jordan.
On Sunday September 25, 2011 at approximately 4:56 P.M. two
uniformed Oakland Police Officers conducted a traffic
enforcement stop in the 1800 block of 99th avenue for a
vehicle code violation. The vehicle had two occupants, as
officers approached the car the passenger ran.
On February 16, 2011 the Oakland Police Department arrested a man in the Fruitvale area on an unrelated crime, who was in possession and attempting to sell a men’s gold link chain bracelet. The individual arrested has a history of arrest and convictions for robbery. Police investigators believe the gold chain bracelet may have been taken during the commission of a crime.
The Oakland Police Department has been working diligently to address a recent
series of street robberies in which the suspects are targeting victims wearing gold
chains. We have made arrests of some suspects responsible; however we believe
that there are several non connected groups who continue to commit these crimes.