This just in from Indybay:
OccOak - OPDs Operational Plans-Eviction 2 : Indybay
by indybay.org Sat Dec 24 16:26:26 PST 2011
OPD's Operational Plans for Occupy Oakland - November 14, 2011 eviction documents
Wellll lookee... OPD left their operational plans all over the coliseum when they marshaled up for the second eviction of Oakland.
(link and documents below)
Sure makes for an interesting read. Very.
OPD Used Violent Cops Against Occupy
Records reveal that the department put officers with histories of using deadly force
on the frontlines during Occupy Oakland protests.
By Ali Winston
On the morning of November 3, following the massive general strike in Oakland, police shot Occupy protester Scott Campbell with a beanbag round that left an ugly welt on his thigh. Campbell's only apparent offense was that he had decided to video-record a line of riot police at the north entrance of Frank Ogawa Plaza. Last week, news reports revealed that Oakland police had put two cops on administrative leave and were investigating their roles in the apparent unjustified shooting of Campbell. But the Campbell incident was by no means isolated.
Documents recently released by OPD, coupled with news reports of the Campbell shooting, indicate that the department appears to have systematically assigned cops with histories of using deadly force to deal with Occupy Oakland protests.
Personnel rosters for the deployments on the two most violent confrontations between police and Occupy protesters — October 25 and on the evening of November 2 and the early morning of November 3 — show that Garcia was assigned to one of five so-called "Tango Teams," the radio code for OPD's tactical squads of five officers and one sergeant each, which were armed with shotgun-fired less-than-lethal rounds, tear gas, and flash-bang grenades. Among the officers assigned to those squads were five cops named as defendants in the 2003 civil suit filed after OPD fired wooden dowels and birdshot-filled beanbags at anti-war demonstrators during a protest at the Port of Oakland.
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