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Oakland Police Department CA
Wednesday August 16th, 2017 :: 12:11 p.m. PDT

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700-27th Police Activity

Amended:

Today, August 16, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served a federal criminal search warrant in connection with human trafficking of juveniles in our city ( 700 block of 27th Street).
HSI is conducting a criminal investigation, not a civil immigration or deportation action. This branch focuses on Transnational Gangs, Human Trafficking, Human Smuggling, Child Exploitation and Narcotic Enforcement. 
 
Yesterday, HSI headquarters in San Francisco contacted Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick and requested two police officers to assist with traffic control. Chief Kirkpatrick gave strict instructions to the commander and officers that they may not assist HSI with any enforcement efforts. The officers’ only role was that of traffic control and neighborhood safety.
 
Although the Oakland Police Department no longer has a contract (MOU) to actively participate in investigations with HSI, the Department may assist our local, state, and federal agencies when requested as it pertains to traffic control, community safety and officer safety.
 
HSI is the primary investigating agency.
 
For additional information please contact:
James Schwab
Public Affairs Officer/Spokesman - San Francisco
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Desk: 415-844-5059
Cell: 415-305-1833
 

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Oakland Police Department CA
455 7th St
Oakland, CA 94607

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