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In East Bay, drug war front opens in parkland

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Latest example of violence spawned by criminal drug operations on imagepublic lands—the East Bay Regional Park District just over and down the hill from Gov. Jerry Brown’s house in the Oakland hills. A park district police officer who apparently came too close to an illegal marijuana-growing operation was shot at by multiple persons with automatic weapons late Monday afternoon. At least a dozen police units, a SWAT team and a helicopter drawn from at least three jurisdictions descended on the rugged hills between the enclave of Canyon and the nearby town of Moraga to help rescue the officer.

Update: Park district police gave up the operation after dark, and said they’d be back in pursuit today. But now, says the Contra Costa Times, they’ve had second thoughts and have called off the effort, citing “the need for more planning and commitments of outside help.”

Noted: The officer wasn’t hit. He returned fire, but doesn’t know whether he hit one of his attackers.

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