A massive raid in which about 300 law enforcement officers targeted a gang operating out of the Acorn housing project in West Oakland resulted in the arrest of five suspects on gun and drug charges.
Eight suspects were taken into custody late Thursday night after Oakland police served a search warrant in East Oakland, police said.
The sheriff’s office served eight search warrants in connection with auto burglaries, attempted vehicle thefts and other crimes that occurred at Lake Berryessa on July 7, sheriff’s Capt. Tracey Stuart said.
Oakland police served a high-risk search warrant at an East Oakland home early Friday morning and found a stash of firearms and narcotics, police said.
The ruling is expected to influence a South Bay college student’s lawsuit against the FBI and Yusuf Bey IV’s appeal of his conviction in the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey.
The public defender representing Paul Castillo said he has mental issues and has been placed on suicide watch.
The state legislature is poised to pass a bill that would prevent law officials from searching the smartphones or other electronic devices of people they arrest without a search warrant.
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.
An arbitrator the Oakland Police Department ordered that one of four Oakland police officers fired over accusations that they lied to obtain search warrants, be reinstated.