OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland's police chief says officers used what they believed to be the least amount of force possible to protect themselves during a clash with anti-Wall Street protesters.
Oakland police Interim Chief Howard Jordan said in a statement Friday that he takes full responsibility for the actions of his officers, and ensured that allegations of misconduct and excessive use of force during Tuesday's confrontation are being thoroughly investigated.
Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull Tuesday night during the clash. He is in fair condition Friday morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Jordan says he and city staff have reached out to Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, as many have re-established their camp outside Oakland's City Hall on Friday.
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