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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Occupy Oakland Protester Convicted of Felony Vandalism

On August 13, 2012, a jury found defendant Cesar Aguirre guilty of felony vandalism. On November 3, 2011, the defendant was in Frank Ogawa Plaza at the Occupy Oakland General Strike Protest. He was dressed in all black clothing, wearing goggles and a dust mask. He grabbed a red metal folding chair and walked to the windows of the Oakland Police Department Recruiting Office and the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs Office. He swung the chair at the glass windows and doors multiple times before discarding the chair. He then used his body weight to push up against the wooden boards that had been placed behind the glass to prevent entry into the office.

An OPD Officer witnessed this from a nearby parking structure and kept his eyes on the defendant until he was arrested by a second officer. The defendant had glass shards on his sleeves when he was arrested. The defendant broke a total of 6 windows and 1 door. The total amount of damage was $6,654.63. The defendant was remanded to custody after his conviction. He will be sentenced on 9/10/12 at 9 AM in Dept. 10.

Posted on Aug 14, 2012