Achieved a Sweeping Overhaul of the Oakland Police Department's Crowd Control Policies

Achieved a sweeping overhaul of the Oakland Police Department's Crowd Control Policies with other counsel in cases stemming from the OPD's shooting of Anti-War demonstrators with "less lethal" munitions at the Port of Oakland on April 7, 2003.

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    Henry K. LeeSan Francisco ChronicleDecember 23, 2005

    The city of Oakland has agreed to pay $210,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who was injured when police fired a bag of lead shot at her head during a 2003 anti-war demonstration.

  • Oakland's New Crowd Control Policy
    Jennifer HansenIndymediaNovember 12, 2004

    On November 5, 2004, the Oakland Police Department agreed to enact a crowd control policy, which will establish, for the first time, a uniform protocol for the OPD to use in handling crowds. The policy will apply equally to protests or spontaneous celebrations.

  • Oakland Agreement Reached on Crowd-Control Tactics
    Henry K. LeeSan Francisco Chronicle November 6, 2004

    Oakland police will no longer indiscriminately use wooden or rubber bullets, Taser stun guns, pepper spray and motorcycles to break up crowds, under an agreement announced Friday.

  • The BUMP Squad
    A.C. ThompsonSan Francisco Bay GuardianJuly 9, 2003

    Lawsuits generated by the already infamous police crackdown at the Port of Oakland are starting to flood the courts. So far, at least 46 people have sued the Oakland Police Department, accusing Oakland riot cops of quashing the April 7 antiwar protest with unnecessary and unreasonable force.