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Oakland Police Make Arrests in Sweep this Morning

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Oakland police joined forces with state and federal agencies to arrest several suspected violent offenders in a crime sweep this morning, a police spokeswoman said. Police officers working with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies served several search and arrest warrants in Oakland and other neighboring cities early this morning, police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.

Several people have been arrested and several firearms have been recovered, Watson said. She said the suspects arrested are accused of violent crimes and that the operation was still ongoing as of 8 a.m. The arrests are part of “Operation Ceasefire,” a multi-disciplinary approach to fighting violence that was launched by the Police Department last October. Police officials are holding a news conference later this morning to provide more information about today’s operation.

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