Report Criticizes Alameda Co. Supes For 'Urban Shield' Changes Resulting In Loss Of Federal FundsAn Alameda County grand jury issued a report on Monday strongly criticizing the county Board of Supervisors for the way it handled the approval process of sweeping changes to the sheriff’s controversial “Urban Shield” law enforcement training program.
Alameda Co. Supes Approve Sweeping Changes To Urban Shield ProgramThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 at the end of a five-hour meeting on Tuesday to accept most of a committee’s recommendations to make sweeping changes to its “Urban Shield” first-responder training exercise.
Berkeley Urban Shield Protesters Claim Police Used Excessive ForceSeven people who say they were injured by Berkeley police during a protest at the close of a City Council meeting in June filed an administrative claim against the city Thursday.
Activists Protest 'Urban Shield' Law Enforcement Training Event In OaklandThe Stop Urban Shield Coalition held a rally in front of the Alameda County government building near Lake Merritt in Oakland Friday afternoon to protest the "Urban Shield" law enforcement disaster training event.
23 Arrested During 'Urban Shield' Protest In PleasantonAt least 20 protesters have been arrested Friday morning outside the “Urban Shield” event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Alameda County Supes Approve Urban Shield Funding Amid OppositionThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a funding increase for a regional security initiative despite opposition from speakers who alleged that the program is increasing the militarization of police.
Mayor Says ‘Urban Shield’ Won’t Return To Oakland Next Year Amid Police Militarization DebateOakland Mayor Mean Quan said Friday that a disaster preparedness conference and training exercise that drew protests Friday evening will not take place in Oakland next year.
Police Militarization Opponents Protest 'Urban Shield' Training Exercise In OaklandProtesters gathered in Oakland on Friday to protest "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show that according to protesters promotes the militarization of police. The protest has apparently ended peacefully, with no arrests made.
2 Firefighters Injured During Urban Shield Water Rescue Exercise On SF BayTwo firefighters sustained minor injuries during an Urban Shield water rescue exercise on the San Francisco Bay on Friday afternoon.
'Urban Shield' Officer Training Event Greeted By Protests In Downtown OaklandA 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.