Alameda County Sheriff
A small group of people gathered in front of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Oakland today to protest the “Urban Shield” law enforcement disaster training event being hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at the hotel this weekend.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a shooting involving an officer on westbound Interstate Highway 580 near Castro Valley that occurred late Thursday night, deputies said.
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to approve a resolution calling on Sheriff Greg Ahern to stop participating in a federal program that has led to the deportation of nearly 2,000 county residents since 2008.
The California Highway Patrol has renewed a deal to help Oakland’s undermanned police force by patrolling the city’s streets while the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will not.
Two pedestrians were hit and one was killed in crash in Hayward Friday morning involving an Alameda County Sheriff’s patrol car, authorities said.
The committee made no decision on whether the program, proposed by Sheriff Greg Ahern, would move forward.
A young man was fatally shot in an unincorporated Alameda County near San Leandro Wednesday night, Sheriff’s deputies said.
The ACLU claims that that county officials have been perusing the use of drones in secrecy, and are planning to use them for surveillance and intelligence gathering, not simply search and rescue.
An eyewitness showed CBS 5 video of an arrest that occurred at a social services center in East Oakland Tuesday morning. While witnesses are saying deputies used excessive force, the department claims it was self-defense.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to become one of the handful of local law enforcement agencies that have received federal clearance to use unmanned aerial drones to fight crime.