Oakland cops made 32 arrests during Occupy raid

Police hold a demonstrator at an encampment for the Occupy Wall Street movement in Oakland

Oakland police made 32 arrests during a predawn raid of an anti-Wall Street protest encampment in the city hall plaza.

Police Chief Howard Jordan says the operation to break up the camp Monday went peacefully, with no reported injury to officers or protesters.

At a news conference, officials said the Occupy Oakland raid is costing the city $300,000 to $500,000 for bringing in officers from other agencies to help.

Officials decided to end the encampment because of the growing strain on city resources and recent incidents of violence. Mayor Jean Quan noted that 179 calls to 911 had to go unanswered during a recent Occupy demonstration.

Jordan says there will continue to be a strong police presence at the plaza around the clock to make sure protesters don't reestablish a camp.

Bay Area NewsCrimeLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

New audio of couple calling police on SF man bolsters racial bias claims, supe says

Pacific Heights incident spurred CAREN Act to outlaw discriminatory reports to police

SFUSD students may start the school year at home

Staff report recommends starting with distance learning in the fall, transitioning to hybrid model

Universities fight new immigration restrictions on international students in court

Local colleges are scrambling to keep international students in the country as… Continue reading

SF library plans to reopen with pickup and drop-off services

Since March, all 28 library locations in San Francisco have been closed… Continue reading

California releasing most prison inmates 12 weeks early to clear space amid coronavirus

California prisons will release inmates as early as 12 weeks ahead of… Continue reading

Most Read