Tag Archives: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) manages and staffs its Santa Rita jail with ACSO deputies. Four former deputies allegedly assaulted several inmates in 2016, a new federal lawsuit claims.

Allegedly assaulted with human feces while in custody, Hayward man files federal civil rights suit

Former Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies face both a federal civil suit and criminal charges in Alameda County for allegedly "gassing" inmates at the Sheriff's Santa Rita jail in Dublin.
Urban Shield

Latest Urban Shield training covers crisis scenarios, draws more criticism from community activists

Emergency responders say they need to practice real-world scenarios in order to be prepared for whatever comes their way. However, the community is on edge about some of the tactics police use and want the...
A fire department vehicle outside the warehouse, where the roof has collapsed. Photo by Sonner Kehrt.

As Oakland Ghost Ship death toll rises, search continues inside building

As the official death toll in the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire rose to 30 on Sunday afternoon, crowds gathered outside to set up small memorials and watch as authorities continued their search process inside the...

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to stop requiring female inmates to take pregnancy tests

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to stop requiring female inmates who are arrested and booked into Alameda County jails to take pregnancy tests. This agreement, reached on October 28, comes as an out-of-court...
Alameda County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team participates in a training exercise during Urban Shield 2013. Photo by Jake Nicol.

Urban Shield trains first responders, draws fire over weapons show

“Urban Shield is the largest full-scale exercise in the nation,” said Sgt. J.D. Nelson, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) public information officer. The event was created by ACSO seven years ago and has grown each...