Wednesday, November 9, 2011

OPD, ACLU Disagree About Releasing Documents from Occupy Oakland Raid and Protest - The Bay Citizen #ows

OPD, ACLU Disagree About Releasing Documents from Occupy Oakland Raid and Protest - The Bay Citizen:

OPD, ACLU Disagree About Releasing Documents from Occupy Oakland Raid and Protest

OPD says documents pertain to an open investigation

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By on November 9, 2011 - 4:24 p.m. PST
Shoshana Walter
Occupy Oakland on Tuesday, October 25, after a early morning raid, which was led by the Oakland Police Department.

The Oakland Police Department may have an ongoing legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California regarding public documents from its raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment and its response to protests that evening.

The day after the raid, the ACLU and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild submitted a public records request to the OPD, asking for documents relating to the use of force by police during the October 25 raid of the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza, as well as during the downtown demonstration that night.

On November 4, OPD’s Chief of Staff, Chris Bolton, denied the ACLU’s request to access to 12 of 16 public documents.

The department did release information about its citation procedures, as well as the names of the incident commanders for the morning raid and evening demonstration, its mutual aid policy,

Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/13LCw)

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