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FBI Task Force Raids Oakland Acorn Housing Project

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A federal crime task force conducted parole and probation compliance checks at a public housing complex in West Oakland Friday morning, a FBI spokesman said.

No arrests were made during the operation at the Acorn housing project, FBI spokesman Pete Lee said.

The checks were done by the FBI-led East Bay Safe Streets Task Force as part of an effort to ensure the safety of residents there, Lee said.

“We want to show our commitment to the communities of Oakland and reduce the violence over there,” he said.

Last month, another massive raid took place at the Acorn housing project and elsewhere in the East Bay. Five people were arrested for various gun and drug charges, Oakland police said.

The raid targeted a gang based in the complex that is allegedly responsible for many shootings and other acts of violence in the city, police said.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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