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Chief Spagnoli Vindicated On Crime 'Crackdown' Stance

At her last 'Coffee with Cops" gathering, she said that Oakland's focus on its 100 most violent blocks was not pushing crime into San Leandro.

Chief Spagnoli Vindicated On Crime 'Crackdown' Stance Chief Spagnoli Vindicated On Crime 'Crackdown' Stance

 

Oakland officials have scaled back a police crackdown on the 100 most violent blocks in that city and reassigned some officers to counter a rash of burglaries in more affluent neighborhoods, it was reported Tuesday.

That action vindicates an observation made by San Leandro Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli at her last "Coffee with Cops" meeting.

In response to a question, Spagnoli said Oakland's program had . To the contrary, she said her contacts in Oakland had told her that focusing on that city's rough flatlands had only pushed crime into other neighborhoods in the same city.

But San Leandro may see crime increase for other reasons.

In December, Spagnoli told the City Council that in San Leandro because of a prison-release program at the state level called realignment and the fact that parolees have so much trouble finding work.

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