Sniper Police shootout in Oakland - FULL FOOTAGE





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In an incident reminisent of a war torn third world country, officers were sniper fired upon from an Oakland apartment building during an arrest.

The officers backed down and called for additional resources," said OPD Lt. David Elzey.
Officers searched the building after the shooting stopped but they did not find the shooter or any weapons. Police say the building did have video surveillance cameras, but the system was vandalized.
This incident is third officer-involved shooting in two days for Oakland. On Saturday morning, BART and Oakland police officers fatally shot a man near the Fruitvale BART station after he reportedly charged at officers with knives in both hands.

Then, around midnight Sunday, a DUI traffic stop on I-580 turned into a gun battle between the driver, who wore body armor and had multiple weapons, and CHP officers. The gun fight ended after CHP officers shot the driver multiple times but did not kill him.

In a very dangerous precedent for the rest of the country, Oakland police salary negotiations have failed. One of the nation's most crime-ridden cities had to lay off almost 10 percent of its police force. To start, 80 officers have been laid off. The dismissals leave the embattled department with 696 officers in a city of more than 400,000 residents.During Negotiations, Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live in Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.


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