The department first reported the road closure around 1:15 p.m. Monday amid the active investigation, and then announced the road's reopening just after 3:15 p.m. "There were no reports of injuries," police said. "There is no threat to the community."
No arrests had been announced as of press time Wednesday.
The shooting incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case can call Pleasanton PD at 925-931-5100.
In other news
* A man was robbed at gunpoint with a shot fired and a witness attempting to intervene was pistol-whipped in broad daylight at a Danville shopping center last Saturday, according to police.
The three culprits drove away from the Livery Shopping Center after the armed robbery and remained at-large as of press time.
The situation unfolded around 2:44 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Livery in the 200 block of Sycamore Valley Road. A man was approached by three armed people as he exited a shop and walked toward his parked car, according to Danville police.
"As two of the suspects were taking a watch from the victim, a witness to the crime attempted to intervene. One of the suspects struck the witness with a pistol," police said. "At one point during the robbery, one of the suspects fired one round from their firearm."
Nobody was struck by any gunfire, according to police.
The three robbers fled the scene in a vehicle, according to police -- who did not provide descriptions of the suspects nor their vehicle.
There was speculation on social media that individuals detained in Oakland after a police chase on Sunday were connected to the Danville armed robbery from the day before, but Police Chief Allan Shields told the Weekly, "We do not believe the pursuit into Oakland is related to the Danville case."
The investigation into the robbery remains ongoing, police said. Anyone with information can contact Danville police Sgt. Jacob Bell at 925-314-3703 or [email protected]
Saturday's incident marks the third armed robbery reported publicly in Danville in the past month and a half, following a Rolex watch theft in the Trader Joe's parking lot on July 1 and a robbery attempt with gunfire on Hartford Road on June 21.
* In neighboring Contra Costa County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided against creating an independent board to oversee the sheriff's office, opting instead to approve a recommendation by its public protection committee to receive quarterly reports from the sheriff's office concerning its activities.
Assembly Bill 1185, which became law Jan. 1, 2021, authorizes counties to establish law enforcement oversight panels and/or an inspector general to assist in oversight duties. Doing either requires action on the board's part or a public vote.
The vote was unanimous, but there was still lively discussion over how much oversight is necessary. District 1 Supervisor John Gioia -- who argued for an independent commission, saying it's "just good government" -- said quarterly reports are better than nothing.
"I want to support doing this, but I want my comment to be really clear this does not go far enough and prefer civilian oversight and, hopefully, that stays at the forefront of discussion, but I don't want to oppose having these quarterly meetings as long as they're before the full Board of Supervisors," Gioia said.
One topic of discussion was the board's ability to issue subpoenas, a power state law gives independent oversight boards or inspector generals. County Counsel Mary Ann McNett Mason confirmed to the board it can appoint an inspector general rather quickly, who could then subpoena certain records.
District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen said her goal was to create more transparency, but that the sheriff is already overseen by state agencies, including the attorney general.
"I don't think we need to appoint a separate body for us to do our job," Andersen said. "I think it's very clear that we do have subpoena power through an inspector general."
The framework for the quarterly reporting was developed by the Sheriff's Office and the county administrator's office. The reports will update supervisors on Sheriff's Office activities and allow them to ask questions about operational issues. The report will cover custody services, field operations, support services, and administration.
Custody services include total number of bookings, number of participants in custody alternatives, in-custody deaths, and medical data overseen by the county health department. The department would also report on coroner cases, internal affairs investigations, use of force events, assaults on staff, interactions with immigration officials, racial data, evictions, and other significant events.
--Tony Hicks, BCN Foundation
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